Tory manifesto promises to abolish Section 21
By |Published On: 28th November 2019|

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Tory manifesto promises to abolish Section 21

By |Published On: 28th November 2019|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

The NLA has slammed the Conservative Part manifesto after it was revealed that they will continue with plans to abolish Section 21 evictions. They believe that the conservatives are not doing enough to support landlords or the private rental sector (PRS) as a whole.

In a move that many see as a positive, Boris Johnson reaffirmed on Monday that his party will bring an end to ‘no-fault evictions’ in an effort to help ‘generation rent’ by empowering them.

However, the NLA has hit back at these proposals, with CEO Richard Lambert saying: “The Conservatives claim that the changes announced in the manifesto will ‘create a fairer rental market’, but fairer for whom? 

“To say that we are disappointed that the Conservatives have pledged to continue with their plan to abolish Section 21 is an understatement. Despite a robust lobbying campaign on behalf of the two million landlords in the UK, the Conservatives seem hell-bent on continuing to punish hardworking and law-abiding landlords.”

The conservatives are also planning to further help renters by introducing the Lifetime Deposit Scheme, which will allow deposits to be transferred from one property to another without leaving them out of pocket whilst waiting to be reimbursed from landlords.

Again, Lambert is sceptical: “We will reserve judgment on the so-called ‘lifetime deposit’. The Conservatives have yet to confirm what this will look like or how this will work in practice.

“The NLA cannot get behind a manifesto that so badly cripples landlords’ ability to run a functioning letting business.”

About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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