The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a consultation on implementing the government’s decision to remove Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 and improving section 8 eviction grounds.
On 15 April 2019, the government announced that it will put an end to so called ‘no-fault’ evictions by repealing section 21 of the Housing Act 1988. The government also proposed to strengthen the section 8 eviction process, so landlords are able to regain their property should they wish to sell it or move into it themselves.
The consultation seeks views on how section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 has been used in the past, and the circumstances in which landlords should be able to regain possession once it has been abolished, including what changes may be necessary to the existing grounds for possession in Schedule 2 of the Housing Act 1988.
The consultation closes on 12 October 2019.