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    The End of Section 21

    https://nearlylegal.co.uk/2019/04/th...of-section-21/

    tl;dr : Both Conservatives and Labour in England, and the government in Wales now has as its policy going forward of abolishing no fault (i.e. s21) evictions.
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    #2
    Just about to post this myself.

    Not good.

    “No-fault evictions to be axed under new government proposals”

    http://news.sky.com/story/no-fault-e...osals-11694400

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      #3
      I've was 50-50 about giving a tenant notice as I started to have enough of her well now it will happen It's getting to the point unless you have really good tenants then I will sale mainly to avoid risk and heachaches

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        #4
        Just seen this on BBC. Its clear we have no party that truly understands the PRS, instead bowing to pressure from the likes of Shelter who make us out as greedy evil b*****ds who evict tenants just for the sheer hell of it.

        Im assuming the section 8 process will be just as useless as before too.

        Im also wondering why i bother to pay my RLA membership. Their campaigning gets us nowhere.

        Can i ask how the section 21 ban went down in Scotland? Say a tenant owes you rent whats the process like?

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          #5
          There could be mass homelessness if enough landlords now decide to exit the market

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            #6
            Will it make much of a difference? I've never evicted anyone for no reason has anybody else?

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              #7
              Utterly ridiculous, the conservatives continue to pander to the current theme to disincentivise landlords much to the delight of the labour party whose tradition is to support such things. All that will happen is there will be a continuing lack of landlords, a lack of stock and an increase in rents. It's a short sighted 'giving people rights' populist approach.

              Government should not interfere so much in the private sector, we are going down the socialist route. I wouldn't be surprised if they introduce a right to buy scheme for PRS.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Berlingogirl View Post
                Will it make much of a difference? I've never evicted anyone for no reason has anybody else?
                This will bring an end to private landlords uprooting tenants from their homes with as little as eight weeks’ notice after the fixed-term contract has come to an end.

                This seems to suggest you can't even remove them after their fixed term tenancy... explain that?!

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                  #9
                  I wonder how much that Fergus prick had to do with it, he was evicting entire streets

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-47612106

                  It's true section 8 is so weak. The only really strong reason will be to move back in to the home. Which technically you could do for say 6 months and rent out the other place, but this could be quite drastic and not always practical.

                  It does seem like bitter blow, but surely they will recognise that this will be a disaster for both side.

                  Landlords will claim property is damage , tenant will deny, landlord goes to court. Tenant shits themselves with stress. Then lets say they stay repeat process in 6 months time

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                    #10
                    Sky news:
                    James Brokenshire said tenants will be able to live 'without fear of being evicted at a moment's notice'
                    If only it was a 'moment's notice'.

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                      #11
                      Good landlords have nothing to fear from this change in my opinion. In nearly 20 years of land lording I have issued a S21 once - in order to sell a house which would still be grounds to end a tenancy.

                      As a body we should approve of regulations that target bad landlords (eg ones who evict rather than do necessary maintenance) and that make us a more professional industry.

                      A landlord with a good tenant does not want to evict unnecessarily as voids cost money. I just hope that the improvements promised to S8 are good enough to allow us to evict bad tenants more easily. I can certainly live with the loss of S21 if I get improved S8.

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                        #12
                        BTW, I can't see me giving any foreign/ self employed tenants a six month tenancy for six months rent up front to 'test the water' any more. Pray that the House of Lords quash this.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by jpucng62 View Post
                          Good landlords have nothing to fear from this change in my opinion. In nearly 20 years of land lording I have issued a S21 once - in order to sell a house which would still be grounds to end a tenancy.

                          As a body we should approve of regulations that target bad landlords (eg ones who evict rather than do necessary maintenance) and that make us a more professional industry.

                          A landlord with a good tenant does not want to evict unnecessarily as voids cost money. I just hope that the improvements promised to S8 are good enough to allow us to evict bad tenants more easily. I can certainly live with the loss of S21 if I get improved S8.
                          You sound like a Tory minister.

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                            #14
                            he sounds like me actually and I'm far from a Tory minister. I can't see what decent LLs have to fear from this change. It's working in Scotland, is it not?

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                              #15
                              Sick of hearing about rogue landlords.
                              How about tackling one of the most serious offenders - housing associations. People living in damp and sometimes dangerous squalor in many of these HA properties while the HA rake huge profits.. Housing Associations are exempt from the same regulations that private landlords have to adhere to.

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