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May 14, 2019
Could a Section 21 ban trigger a landlord exodus?

Could the recent government decision to abolish Section 21 – the notice a landlord must give to a tenant to begin the process to take back possession of a property – trigger an exodus of landlords from the market?

A new poll by the National Landlord Association appears to suggest it could, with the body saying, decreasing the rights of landlords is putting further pressure on a sector already feeling the strain of tax and legislative changes.

The research found that 11% of landlords had been forced to use Section 21 in the past five years to evict tenants, with 7% resorting to using section 8 to terminate a tenancy, a far trickier process.

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