Controversial No-Fault Eviction Bill Won’t Pass in UK Parliament

After news broke that Rishi Sunak’s administration would not approve a law prohibiting no-fault evictions before the election, tenants began to accuse them of betraying their trust.

There will be no return to the Conservatives’ campaign pledge to end no-fault evictions.

Parliament will be closed on Friday, preventing the Renters (Reform) Bill—which would prohibit landlords from forcibly removing tenants—from becoming law.

Since it will not be brought back to the Commons before parliament is prorogued on Friday, the Conservative promise to abolish section 21, sometimes known as no-fault evictions, will not be fulfilled.

Without providing a cause other than what is specified in a rental agreement, the clause permits landlords to remove renters.

Conservative members of parliament pushed for further landlord safeguards, which halted the bill’s advancement following its May introduction to the Commons last year.

Legislation was hurriedly passed on Friday, the penultimate day for members of parliament to be in session before the general election.

House of Lords considered a second government measure to restructure leaseholds as the concluding item of legislation on Friday.

Despite their desire to see the law improved, labor sources said they would support the legislation in its current form.

The Conservative Lord Moylan, who was dissatisfied with the measure’s hasty passage, briefly attempted to filibuster it, but the opposition eventually faded, and the bill went back to the Commons, ensuring that the Leasehold and Freehold Reform measure would become law.

Parliament did not include the Renters (Reform) Bill on its schedule.

The repeal of Section 21, sometimes known as no-fault evictions, was a pledge in the 2019 Conservative platform.

The measure to vacate the sentences of sub-postmasters implicated in the Horizon computer incident was approved on Thursday.

In addition, Friday saw the passage of the Victims and Prisoners Bill, which establishes the compensation plan for those harmed by the tainted blood crisis.

The Football Governance Bill and other pieces of legislation did not appear on Friday’s agenda.