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Shelter reacts to the Prime Minister's assurance that the government will scrap Section 21 no-fault evictions

Posted 12 Oct 2022

Today the Prime Minister reassured parliament that the government will scrap Section 21 no-fault evictions.

During Prime Minister's Questions, Liz Truss responded to a question from the MP Graham Stringer about whether "she will carry out her commitment to get rid of no-fault evictions?” with: "I can."

Reacting to the Prime Minister's assurance, Osama Bhutta, Director of Campaigns at Shelter, said: “The Prime Minister reassured parliament today that the government will scrap Section 21 no fault evictions and it won’t U-turn on its manifesto commitment. Truss’s words will provide some relief for England’s 11 million private renters who deserve better than this chaos.

“But the government promised to transform private renting, of which banning no-fault evictions is one part of the package. The Renters’ Reform Bill is ready to go, it’s time the government stopped stalling and brought the Bill forward in this parliament.

“Private renting is completely broken - anything less than wholesale reform won’t give private renters the security and stability they need. Now the government must also stay true to its word to ban discrimination against low-income families and ensure privately rented homes are decent and safe.”