Evictions

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered at on 24 October 2023.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of requiring landlords to provide evidence of (a) selling and (b) moving their family into the property for evictions under the Renters (Reform) Bill.

Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent steps the Government has taken to support tenants facing eviction under a Section 21 notice.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

The Renters (Reform) Bill, which had its Second Reading on 23 October, will abolish Section 21 ‘no fault’ evictions.

Landlords will be able to end a tenancy in specific circumstances set out in the legislation, such as if they want to sell or move into their property, and will need to be prepared to evidence the reason for their possession claim in court if necessary.

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