Society of Labour Lawyers responds to the ‘A New Deal for Renting’ government consultation

Society of Labour Lawyers welcomes the government’s commitments to abolish no fault evictions (s.21 Housing Act 1988) as set out in the consultation paper. In August last year we responded to the Labour Party’s green paper Housing For The Many, in which we encouraged the Labour Party to abolish section 21. We were therefore delighted when both the Labour Party and the government committed to that proposal, and we are very pleased that ending ‘no-fault’ evictions is now a policy that enjoys a cross-party consensus. We hope that the proposals will be implemented soon.