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Eddie Hughes who was the housing minister behind the Renters reform bill has now resigned. Eddie was in favour of scrapping Section 21 evictions from the rental sector.

“Timothy Douglas, head of policy and campaigns for Propertymark, commented: “A change of Minister will add to the uncertainty the proposals within the renters’ reform white paper have created among the landlords our member agents represent, specifically the lack of protections against anti-social behaviour with the removal of Section 21 notices and the move away from fixed-term tenancies.

“We’re ready to work closely with whoever replaces Eddie Hughes to ensure that if the private rented sector is to be reformed, it is fair, balanced and workable, and goes ahead without any further delays.””

Source: Property Industry Eye, September 2022.