Private landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants at short notice without good reason under new government plans.

The change is intended to protect renters from “unethical” landlords and give them more long-term security.

Section 21 notices allow landlords to evict renters without a reason at the end of their fixed-term tenancy.

The National Landlords Association said the move would create “chaos” and make fixed-term contracts “meaningless”.

But an organisation representing tenants said the plans were “a vital first step to ending profiteering from housing”.

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First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced similar plans for Wales, while in Scotland new rules requiring landlords to give a reason for ending tenancies were introduced in 2017.

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