Wednesday, May 29, 2019

End "no fault evictions" - May's legacy or is it that all careers in politics end in failure?

Recently Prime Minister, Theresa May promised to bring about the end of "No fault" (section 21) evictions but we wait to see if her successor delivers on her promise.

The motion below was sent by my branch to UNISON National Delegate Conference earlier this year calling for the end of such "no fault evictions".  Surely not shome  coincidence!

This conference notes:

1.That the number of households in London who rent from private landlords is up from 15% in 2000 to 27% in 2017 and that Shelter forecast that nationally this growth will continue.

2. The lack of security for private tenants causes unnecessary homelessness and makes it very difficult for private tenants to lead settled lives.

3. High rents in this sector cause hardship for tenants and leads to the taxpayer subsidising private landlords via housing benefit.

4. Shelter believe that the reasons behind Labour winning in Canterbury and Kensington is due to the number of private tenants voting Labour (the rent quake).
5. In the devolved nations “No fault” evictions and “Right to buy” have been abolished or restricted. 

Conferences therefore calls upon the NEC:

1. To hold a national wide campaign day in 2019 for proposals to improve the private rented sector.

2. To produce campaign materials for branches on the private rented sector.

3. To campaign and support calls for an end to no fault evictions and rent controls for the private rented sector.

4. To produce guidance for all branches on how the Letting Fees bill currently in Parliament should be enforced by local councils.

5. To ask Labour Link to support manifesto commitment to reform of the private rented sector.

6. Campaign for all local authorities to be able to suspend right to buy in their locality due to housing need.

UNISON Housing Associations branch (Greater London)


Anonymous said...

You should publish the articles in private Eye on your Mayor...far funnier than the cover...

John Gray said...

I have published a few over the years