- That a Section 21 notice is proof that an applicant is threatened with homelessness, and
- the definition of ‘threatened with homelessness’ will double from 28 to 56 days.
to be evicted for the purpose of being housed via their local authority. Bob Blackman MP is a member of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee. The Committee had previously commented on the way local authorities treat some tenants faced with homelessness, sometimes offering no more support than a list of local letting agents. The main purpose of the bill is to allow local authorities to get involved earlier in the eviction process to prevent homelessness and the adverse effect the current law has on landlords. If the Bill is passed, the Housing Act 1996 will be amended and provide:The Homelessness Reduction Bill 2016, if passed, will mean that private tenants will not have to wait for eviction by bailiffs before being accepted as homeless by local councils. A section 21 notice would be sufficient for a tenant to be treated as homeless, this also prevents the landlord having to pay the Court costs for their tenant