Landlord exodus: half threaten to quit over tenant eviction ban

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Planning an escape? Landlords have threatened to leave the sector en masse

The Government has been warned that the supply of rented homes could shrink if it presses ahead with plans to ban landlords from evicting tenants without due reason.

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA), an industry pressure group, said it has been inundated with letters from buy-to-let landlords who are angry at the proposals to end section 21 repossession rules.

Almost 6,500 landlords replied to its most recent survey, the biggest response the trade body has ever received. Its data suggests that almost half of landlords (46pc) plan to withdraw from the sector, either in part or entirely, because of the proposed ban.

The RLA has warned that these changes, along with the introduction of…

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