Rochdale MP, Tony Lloyd, has called on the government to abolish no fault evictions. Otherwise known as Section 21 notices, landlords are allowed under the 1988 Housing Act to evict tenants without a reason.
Tony said, “I know, from what my constituents have told me, that section 21 notices are on the rise. In the last year actual evictions have more than doubled.
“This is shocking and it lays bare the Tories’ failure to prevent families being kicked out of their homes despite doing nothing wrong.
“Labour in government will abolish section 21, give new rights and protections to tenants but most importantly build more affordable social and council homes to return social housing to the second largest form of tenure.
“The government promised to ban no fault eviction in their 2019 manifesto. They need to stop dithering and act now.”
Tony joins over 23 cross-party MPs in signing a Parliamentary motion calling for the end of no fault evictions. The Conservatives first promised to end the practice in 2019, but the government has yet to pass legislation despite repeated promises from ministers and former prime ministers.
Notes to editors:-
• The full text of the motion, and a list of signatories, can be found here.