On Monday, the Government announced plans to launch a consultation on scrapping Section 21.
The RLA’s response to this announcement made headlines, in both newspapers and broadcast news.
Here, we take a look at some of the media coverage from the past week.
On Monday morning, our policy director David Smith appeared on Sky News, talking about the RLA’s response to the announcement that the Government plans to launch a consultation to axe Section 21.
During the interview, David raised a key concern that the RLA has with the plans – that risk factors could increase if landlords lack the confidence that they will be able to gain possession of their property quickly if they need to. You can read the article on Sky News here.
David also appeared on BBC Breakfast in the morning. During this interview, David outlined a key point about Section 21 – that over half of the time, it’s not a ‘no fault’ way to gain possession, because landlords use it in the case of rent arrears and anti-social behaviour. You can read research conducted by Manchester Metropolitan University last year, for the RLA, on this here.
Our policy director David Smith was also on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Breakfast show on Monday morning. You can listen to the interview again here. (Clip starts 2 hours 42 minutes in)
The RLA’s response to the Government’s announcement made headlines in a wide ranging publications, including the front page of the Guardian. (below)
David Smith also appeared on BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme on Monday lunchtime, where again he talked about the reasons why some landlords use Section 21.
Coverage of the RLA’s response to the announcement was also included in the following national online news sites, as well as being syndicated in many local newspapers.
Rental reforms: How will my rights change? Press Association