Thursday, June 13, 2024

No-fault evictions and barring tenants on benefits to be outlawed in England

MEASURES to tackle unscrupulous private landlords who evict tenants without giving a reason or who let unsafe homes, will be introduced under government proposals aimed at giving a better deal for millions of renters in England reports The Guardian.

The centrepiece of the fairer private rented sector white paper, published by the government on Thursday, is the outlawing of “no-fault” evictions – currently the biggest single cause of homelessness in England.

The long-delayed paper will also set out proposals to force private landlords to improve the quality of damp, dirty and unfit homes where conditions put the health of tenants at risk. A fifth of all private rented properties are estimated to be of substandard quality.

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