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17 May 2019

City AM: Don’t be so quick to kick Section 21

Article by Scott Goldstein, Associate in the Dispute Resolution department at Payne Hicks Beach on the abolition of section 21 notices, first published in City A.M. on 17 May 2019 and online.

Scott considers policy issues surrounding Section 21 Notices.  He assesses the Government's proposals and concludes that careful reform is preferable to a headline-grabbing policy of abolition. If the Government is serious about improving tenants' lives it should avoid cheap fixes and do more to ensure that tenants are better protected against unscrupulous landlords. It could start by investing in a better inspection and compliance system so that rogue landlords have nowhere to hide.  Sadly, it does not look like the Government will step up to the challenge.

To read Scott’s full article please go to the City A.M website

For further information, please contact Scott Goldstein by email or on 020 7465 4300

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