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Write to your MP about proposed changes to possession reform

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

The RLA is urging landlords to write to their local MP about controversial proposals to abolish Section 21.

Last month the Government announced its intention on plans to consult on axing Section 21. The consultation has yet to be launched.

The RLA’s position is clear: If Section 21 has got to go, significant changes to the Section 8 process and a new, specialist housing court must come first, so that landlords can be confident they can gain possession of their property swiftly and efficiently when something goes wrong, or they want to sell the property.

The association has now written a template letter which landlords can send to their local MP at the click of a button, on the MY RLA platform.  There is also a section for landlords to add their own experience of the possession process.

Send a letter to your MP easily at the click of a button

To send a letter to your local MP, simply click this link to login to the Campaigns section on MY RLA.

The Government has yet to launch the consultation, however the Housing Minister Heather Wheeler has vowed to work with the RLA on a possession process that works for all, writing exclusively in this months Residential Property Investor magazine.

Our policy director David Smith and Vice Chair Douglas Haig represented landlords at high level talks at number 10 last month, on Section 21 changes. You can watch a video below of David Smith explaining more about the Government’s announcement.

RLA Survey

Shortly after the Government’s announcement, the RLA launched a major survey, collecting the views of landlords on possession reform. More than 6000 landlords have already responded to the RLA’s possession reform survey. The survey closes in five days time, and you can have your say here.

About the author

Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker

Victoria is the Communications Officer for the RLA.

She is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and media review, and creating social media content. She also contributes to our members magazine, Residential Property Investor.

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