The S21 notice allows a landlord to evict a tenant without any reason. It is known as “ no fault evictions” .
There are certain rules that a landlord or agent needs to follow, such as giving 2 months- notice and the tenant not having reported faults which have not been dealt with. There also has to be an up to date gas safety certificate and energy performance Certificate. The tenant must also have been given the latest version of the Governments “ How to Rent” guide.
The government wants to give tenants more security and enabling longer tenancies.
Tenancies of 6-12 months make up 81 % of the rental market.
41 % 0f tenants never expect to buy and 38 % of tenants are families with children.
2017/18 - 67% 0f tenancy evictions were because of rent arrears.
90% of tenancies were ended by the tenant and only 10 % by the landlord.
So does it matter that S21 notices will come to an end?
70 % of landlords would be happy with longer tenancies if there were improvements to Section 8 notices.
The government want to encourage minimum three year tenancies with a six month break course.
Landlords would be able to recover their property where they had “ reasonable grounds” i.e unpaid rent or anti social behaviour.
Rents could still rise on an annual basis.
When will this change happen- Probably in around 2 years.- Watch this space !