TV star Robert Rinder - best known for his performances under the guise of Judge Rinder - has made an outspoken attack on Section 21.
Speaking on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Rinder - who is a qualified barrister and a legal ambassador for Shelter - called on the government to move ahead with its Renters Reform Bill, to set up a national landlord register and to ban Section 21 evictions.
The Renters Reform Bill, promised in the 2019 Conservative Party manifesto, bans Section 21 evictions, strengthening the Section 8 eviction process, replacing Assured Shorthold Tenancies and introducing ‘lifetime’ tenancy deposits.
However, it’s still unclear when the Bill will be introduced to the Commons; even when it is, it may take over a year to become law.
This is not the first time that Rinder has given the Shelter policies an airing - he did the same in an interview in The Guardian last October.
On ITV yesterday he claimed millions of renters in the private sector fear eviction, and that four million people live in homes considered dangerous or requiring urgent repairs.
He also accused landlords of using Section 21 notices to complete illegal ‘revenge evictions’ on tenants who complain about conditions.
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