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To: James Brokenshire, Housing Secretary
End Unfair Evictions - abolish section 21
Scrap Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988, otherwise known as “no-fault evictions”.
Why is this important?
Right 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.