Friday 17th May 2019


Record response to new survey on Section 21

A record number of landlords have responded to the Residential Landlord Association’s (RLA) survey asking what a post-Section 21 private rented sector should look like.

The survey, which went live just days after the government announced plans to axe Section 21 repossessions – so-called ‘no fault’ evictions – last month, has already attracted more than 6,000 respondents.

The RLA is inviting landlords to share their experiences of regaining possession of properties – and asking what assurances they need to continue to stay in the sector and provide the homes to rent that are so desperately needed.

The responses will be used by the RLA as the basis for its response to the government’s formal consultation when it is launched.

David Smith, policy director for the RLA, said: “The scale of responses to this important survey shows the strength of feeling in the sector.

“The RLA argues that it is vital landlords are confident that they can swiftly and easily repossess a property for legitimate reasons such as rent arrears, anti-social behaviour and needing to sell the property.”

Smith added: “The survey closes Monday, and we would encourage all those who want the opportunity to have their say and shape the future of the sector to take the time to respond.”


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