16:05 PM, 10th July 2022, About a month ago 11
I’ve been reading the Renter Reform Bill White Paper document – 86 pages entitled “A Fairer Private Rented Sector June 2022” and want to draw your attention to a paragraph which may be cause for concern.
On page 33 section 3.2 second paragraph it says a new ground will be introduced for landlords who want to sell a property or move into the property themselves but it does not state this is a MANDATORY ground.
I understood that Ben Beadle from the NRLA has been told by the Government that both these scenarios would be grounds for mandatory eviction.
In the third paragraph, the document does indeed use the word ‘mandatory’ for repeated serious arrears, so it seems like it could be a deliberate omission? What do people think?
I don’t need to spell out the potential serious consequences of this for landlords if it is a deliberate omission and not just a typo.
I appreciate that this legislation may now be delayed but feel we still need to get this straightened out for Michael Gove’s successor.
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