Delaying moves to ban no fault evictions has been described as 'hugely disappointing'.

Housing Secretary Michael Gove said the ban on Section 21 evictions will not be enacted before a series of improvements are made in the legal system.

The Renters Reform Bill would abolish no fault evictions, something which has been called for by tenants and campaigners for a while.

In Bolton, there have been almost 100 rental properties repossessed without an explicit reason according to figures.

The Ministry of Justice figures show 98 repossessions were made through 'accelerated possession orders' in Bolton since the beginning of April 2019.

Bolton South East MP, Yasmin Qureshi said the delay was ‘hugely disappointing’ for renters.

She said: "The ban on no fault evictions has majority and cross-party support across the House of Commons, so it is hugely disappointing that the Tory Government has kicked this into the long grass.”

The Bolton News: Almost 100 rental properties have been repossessed without an explicit reason given in Bolton

“To use the state of the failing court system as an excuse to indefinitely delay these changes is such so underhand but something that we have become used to”.

“My constituency has a high proportion of private renters and reform for them cannot come soon enough.

"They deserve security and stability, and a Labour Government will deliver it.”

Among the changes to areas that are ‘currently frustrating proceedings’, they will digitise more of the courts process to make it easier for landlords and explore the prioritisation of cases such as those including anti-social behaviour.

Bolton Estate Agent, Andrew Cardwell at Cardwells was more in agreement with the delay as a way to ensure it did not create chaos in the private rental sector.

Mr Cardwell said: “The consequences of rushing a bill through that the courts are unable to deal with, would undoubtedly create chaos for both landlords and tenants in the Private Rental Sector.

“The amendments proposed, particularly for Student Let Landlords are sensible, and in many ways this is why policies go through a period of consultation and evaluation before being rubber stamped.”

In the meantime, existing landlord or tenants will still be able to end a tenancy at the end of a lease period, using the normal Section 21 notice.

Landlords will also still have many reasons to get possession of their property back.