Sign our petition to end no fault evictions for private tenants
- Private renters deserve to call their house a home
- Private renters deserve to know they are secure in their home
- Join us to improve security for private tenants in Wales and make renting right
Under the current system, any private tenant, no matter their tenancy agreement, can be served with a Section 21 notice (a no fault eviction), which means they have to leave the property within 2 months – with no protection in law.
Elsewhere in Europe, there are strong protections for renters in place to ensure that not only can they live in a privately rented property and treat it like a home, but also to ensure that they cannot be forced to leave a property before the end of the tenancy agreement without there being a suitable reason.
Currently, renters in Wales are in a vulnerable position. For example, there is no protection for a woman who is pregnant, or has just given birth. Meaning that a 2 month eviction can be served to anyone in any situation.
The situation is even more difficult for women, who, as our research shows, are more likely to be asked for ‘sex for rent’ and more likely to put up with poor housing conditions, for fear of revenge evictions.