End Unfair Evictions
End Unfair Evictions is a coalition between Generation Rent, the New Economics Foundation, ACORN, the London Renters Union and Tenants Union UK.
We are fighting for an end to section 21 – the clause of the Housing Act 1988 that allows private landlords to evict tenants without having to give a reason. Section 21 strengthens landlords against renters, makes it hard for tenants to complain, has driven a rise in homelessness and encourages amateur landlords into the buy-to-let market. Abolishing section 21 must be central to any attempt to strengthen renter organising, give tenants more confidence to complain and make renting a safe, secure and affordable alternative to buying a property.
More information on this legislation can be found here. We aim to build the campaign through demonstrations, lobbying, petitions and any other effective tactic; we are run democratically and welcome new campaigners – anyone wishing to get involved should contact [email protected]
New Campaign Campaigns
OPEN LETTER: END UNFAIR EVICTIONS FOR GOOD!Everyone deserves to call a house a home. We need a housing system that puts people before profit. Right now, a law called section 21 means landlords can evict renters with just two months’ notice without being given a reason. This law allows landlords to respond to a request for a repair to be made by carrying out a “revenge eviction” on their tenants. The Government is currently consulting on ending section 21 and replacing it with new laws. We want to ensure that these new laws abolish unfair evictions and provide safe, secure and fair homes for tenants. Renters need more control over their housing situation.58,202 of 75,000 SignaturesCreated by Generation Rent
End Unfair Evictions - abolish section 21Right now families in rented homes can be kicked out with just two months notice - without any valid reason. Some end up sharing a single room in temporary accommodation while others have to move miles away from their children's schools. It’s unfair and its perfectly legal England is one of the only countries in Europe that allows people to be evicted without private landlords having to give a reason. The threat of being kicked out without doing anything wrong causes insecurity and stress for millions of familes, and makes people suffering shoddy housing scared to complain. The Scottish government has already acted to protect private tenants by restricting no-fault evictions there. Right now, the government is looking at how they can make renting more secure in England. They could change the law, so people who rent can only be evicted if there's a valid reason. It'd mean millions of families will have the security of knowing they won’t be forced to move at a moments notice. We call on the UK government to give renters in England stability and certainty in their homes by abolishing Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988.50,747 of 75,000 SignaturesCreated by End Unfair Evictions campagin