michael gove promises no fault eviction ban by next election

Michael Gove promises no-fault eviction ban by next election


Michael Gove

Michael Gove

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has insisted no-fault evictions in England will be “outlawed” by the next general election.

The Conservatives promised in 2019 to end the right of landlords to evict tenants without needing a reason.

However, the government has previously said a ban cannot be enacted until the court system is improved.

Campaigners have raised concerns court reforms could take years, leaving renters still facing unfair evictions.

In October, MPs started debating the Renters (Reform) Bill, which includes a ban on no-fault evictions in England, but the legislation has not yet completed its passage through Parliament.

Asked if he could guarantee the practice would end by the time of the next general election, which must take place by the end of January 2025, Mr Gove told the BBC’s Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg programme: “We will have outlawed it and we will have put the money into the courts in order to ensure that they can enforce that.”

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