Labour’s Deputy Leader Angela Rayner has vowed to ban Section 21 no-fault evictions without exception on Labour’s first day in power.
Speaking to the i the shadow Secretary for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities set out her plans for Britain’s housing sector should Labour win power at the next General Election which included a promise to ‘implement a full and immediate ban’ on no-fault evictions.
Amongst other policies she also said she would implement the Law Commission’s recommendations to ban feudal leasehold home ownership as well as to review the Right to Buy policy for council and social homes.
Rayner claims her team will have full support from their own backbenchers to get any measures through in full and says it would be an ‘absolute disgrace’ if the eviction ban fails to materialise before then.
If we get in, we know it ain’t gonna be a box of roses.”
She told i: “If we get in, we know it ain’t gonna be a box of roses. It’s hard. It’s a challenge. But we’re up for it. Unless we start fixing these fundamentals, there is just going to be a spiral of decline.”
The Neg revealed last week one leading MP is already warning that abolition of Section 21 ‘no fault’ evictions will not happen until after next year’s General Election.
Clive Betts, who chairs the housing select committee, said it was “probable” the delayed ban on Section 21 evictions will not come into effect before the election.
Ministers decided to postpone abolition of Section 21 ‘no fault’ evictions until the court system was made more efficient.
The measure was taken out of the Renters (Reform) Bill at the last minute before its second reading in Parliament recently.
Betts said in an interview with The Guardian the committee was “very angry” that the government had cited its concern about court capacity when explaining the delay.
He said that because of the delay, no one who rented privately or under the current tenancy arrangements could have any certainty about where they would be living in a year’s time.