By David Asker
Currently there is a nationwide campaign headed up by Generation Rent and supported by Salvation Army and Crisis amongst others. The campaign has over 50,000 signatures so far calling for section 21 to be scrapped.
Section 21 evictions, also known as no-fault evictions, are used when a landlord needs the property to be vacated for any number of reasons. These can include the following, although the section 21 notice does not require any rationale for a notice to be served:
- Wanting to sell the property
- Wanting to move into the property themselves
- Wanting to renovate or extend the property