Lib Dems to scrap Section 21 after Tories fail to fulfil promises
Today, the Liberal Democrats have passed a motion which will scrap Section 21 'No Fault Evictions'.
The motion not only puts into Liberal Democrat policy the abolition of S21 by reforming the Housing Act, but reaffirms the commitment to support renters by enabling local authorities to create and maintain registers of landlords.
Following the passing of the motion, Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary for Housing, Communities and Local Government Tim Farron said:
"People in this country are demanding a safe, secure home to live in. Yet the Tories have failed to fulfil their promises to end “no fault evictions” leaving many at the mercy on unscrupulous landlords. Liberal Democrats demand better.
"That’s why it’s fantastic that Liberal Democrats have passed this motion. It is vital that the private rented market is made fairer for renters, while we have a duty to support landlords who are doing the right thing too.
"We cannot stand by while tenants are turfed out of their homes through no fault of their own – that’s why we’re demanding that this Tory government do what they’ve said they will. And if they don’t, they should make way for a party who would."