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Section 21: Survey already breaking records

Sally Walmsley
Written by Sally Walmsley

More than 6,000 landlords have responded to the RLA’s survey asking what a post-Section 21 private rented sector should look like – a record response.

The survey went live just days after the government announced plans to axe Section 21 repossessions – so-called ‘no fault’ evictions – last month.

The RLA is inviting landlords to share their experiences of regaining possession of properties – and asking what assurances they need to continue to stay in the sector and provide the homes to rent that are so desperately needed.

The responses will be used by the RLA as the basis for its response to the government’s formal consultation when it is launched.

The RLA argues that it is vital landlords are confident that they can swiftly and easily repossess a property for legitimate reasons such as rent arrears, anti-social behaviour and needing to sell the property.

The number of people responding to the survey, which closes next week, has already broken the association’s previous record.

David Smith, Policy Director for the RLA, said: “The scale of responses to this important survey shows the strength of feeling in the sector.

“The survey closes next Monday, and we would encourage all those who want the opportunity to have their say and shape the future of the sector to take the time to respond.”

The RLA survey can be accessed at:

About the author

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley is the Magazine and Digital Editor for the NRLA. With 20 years’ experience writing for regional and national newspapers and magazines she is responsible for editing our members' magazine 'Property', producing our articles for our news site, the weekly and monthly bulletins and editorial content for our media partners.

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