Revenge eviction

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-01-21
Session date: 
January 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0140
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Given your response to question 2014/5102, in what circumstances do you believe it is appropriate for section 21 notices to be issued by private landlords?

Answer

Answer for Revenge eviction

Answer for Revenge eviction

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Providing the fixed term of the tenancy has expired, the notice is issued correctly in compliance with legal requirements, and the landlord has adhered to all their legal responsibilities towards their tenants (including gas safety, deposit protection, and dealing with health and safety hazards), it is appropriate for a landlord to issue a section 21 notice in any circumstance where they require vacant possession.