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Posted 7 August 2019
by Melanie Burton

The Government consults on repealing section 21 and abolishing Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST)

Keys in the front door

Earlier this year the Government said that it intended to consult on its proposal to end a landlord’s ability to terminate an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) in England by serving a notice under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988. This section allowed a landlord to end an AST on two months’ notice without giving a reason and without the tenant being at fault.

The Government published its consultation on 21 July 2019 seeking views on its proposals to end the Assured Shorthold Tenancy regime altogether.

The Government is encouraging all private landlords, which will include those in the parks sector, to take part in the consultation which is open until 12 October 2019.

Further details about the proposals and the consultation can be found here.

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About the author

Melanie Burton

Partner & Chartered Legal Executive

A partner and Chartered Legal Executive within the holiday and residential parks team providing a wide range of advice to park owners