11:59 AM, 8th May 2019, About 3 years ago 3

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In an attempt to save the Section 21 Notice, I have created a web site where landlords and letting agents can record the true reasons why they served a Section 21 Notice. We all know that the evidence the government are using to abolish the S21 notice is coming from tenant biased organisations and that the evidence is pretty poor to say the least!

I have created a site which will gather the real reasons behind the serving of Section 21 notices and will email the current Housing Minister, Shadow Housing Minister and the landlords own MP, the more they know, the more they will realise that landlords do not evict tenants without good reason.

I’m not saying that the site will prevent the abolition of the S21 notice, it might be too late for that, but we need to put up the best fight we can, and factual statistical data is imperative if we are to have any chance of winning this battle.

You can help in the fight to save the Section 21 by helping us at



David Lawrenson

9:01 AM, 9th May 2019, About 3 years ago

Hi Martin,

Manchester Metropolitan University - one of those new fangled "Unahs" - did research on the real reasons S21 was used, for the RLA, which they have submitted to government in evidence re the discussion on banning S21.

My blog references the research here:

Kind regards
David Lawrenson
Private Rented Sector Advice

Luke P

11:24 AM, 9th May 2019, About 3 years ago

Hi Martin, in the 'Tenancy End Date' part, do you want the actual end date (which in the particular case I'm completing has not yet happened) or the fixed term end date, i.e. six months after the start date?


16:16 PM, 19th June 2019, About 3 years ago

I just watched the webinar on evictions here

I watched the webinar, thought it was useful and thought provoking. I believe it is still available to view.

A couple of things stood out for me both were from the High Court Enforcment agent presenting part of the webinar.

I think one of the things he said was that the average amount of time to get your property back was about 42 weeks (that's because many people don't understand the process and follow it properly).

The other thing he said was that in his experience of recovering a property, you would often find that the tenants were waiting at the property with their bags packed. This is because they have taken advice from someone and the advice they have been given is that if they go to the council and say to the council "can you house me" the council will say yes and add them to the council house waiting list which generally incurs a wait of about 2-3 years.

But if they are waiting at the property with their bags packed and they claim that they have been "unintentionally made homeless" then the council has to house them immediately; so they get to jump that council house waiting list.

It wasn't the reason I watched the webinar; I watched it to try and understand the process just in case I ever have to do it. But this really struck me because I thought.

"...Quite apart from being fair to landlords, just how fair is this to people on the council house waiting list?"

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