Petition is successful with 50,656 signatures
To: James Brokenshire, Housing Secretary
End Unfair Evictions - abolish section 21
15/04/19 🎉Incredible news! The Government has announced they will abolish Section 21!🎉
It means that, in the future, landlords won't be able to evict tenants without giving a reason they can prove in court. It will give us power in our relationship with landlords and stability in our lives. It’s a major win for the 50,000 of us who have campaigned to make this a reality.
We wanted to say thank you because we couldn’t have won this campaign without you. Whether you’ve been emailing your MP, chipped in to fund our campaigns or signed the national petition - this win is yours.
The news means that, in the future, tenants won’t live in fear of being evicted without the landlord giving a reason and with just two months’ notice. New open-ended tenancies will be created where private renters can stay as long as they want in their home, with the landlord having to prove a legitimate reason to repossess. And it means that we’ll have the confidence to ask for repairs without worrying we’ll be kicked out.
All the details of the new open-ended tenancy need to be ironed out and we’ll be working with the government to get these right. You can read more about the Government’s announcement on our blog:
Thanks for everything
The End Unfair Evictions Coalition