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Proposals to scrap section 21 notices would mean landlords could no longer evict tenants without a reason after their fixed-term tenancy period ended.

6/27/2016

Proposals to scrap section 21 notices would mean landlords could no longer evict tenants without a reason after their fixed-term tenancy period ended.
The plan aims to give tenants security and halt "revenge evictions" when tenants are thrown out for complaining.
But a landlords' trade group says its members will be more choosy over lets.
The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) said its survey of 6,400 landlords suggested that 84% of its members would be more selective, picking tenants on higher incomes and leaving those earning less to fight over fewer properties. Where does rent hit young people the hardest in Britain? No water and rodents' among student housing gripes
Landlords could even decide to let fewer homes to tenants with pets, as they would be considered as carrying a higher risk of causing damage.
Housing charity Shelter dismissed the fears, arguing that there had been no such consequences in Scotland since it banned section 21.
There are two options for a landlord to ensure tenants leave a property - section 21 when they must give two months' notice but no specific reason at the end of a tenancy, or section eight when they take cases of rent arrears and anti-social behaviour to court.

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