EALING Central and Acton MP Rupa Huq urged the Government to abolish no-fault evictions while called to speak at Prime Minister’s Questions.

The Conservative Party manifesto announced intentions to abolish such evictions, which allow landlords to evict tenants without a reason and give them a minimum of two months’ notice to vacate.

To date, nothing has changed and recent Government figures show the number of so-called Section 21 evictions is increasing.

Deputy PM Dominic Raab said the Housing Secretary was looking at the issue, but he would ask him to write to Ms Huq to address specific proposals she was making.

In June, the Government published a White Paper on Renters’ Reform, including plans to abolish no-fault’ evictions, but concerns have since grown that a ban would not go ahead.

Ms Huq has reported that a family of five was recently evicted under Section 21 in Acton.

Two members of the family are disabled but have been rejected in for new accommodation as they qualify for housing benefit.

She said another Acton resident expressed was frustrated that, even though she has been going through channels like the Ealing Council Homelessness hotline, she had been denied assistance.

This was due to her landlord’s refusal to provide her with a proper eviction notice.

Ms Hug said later: said: “I wanted to raise a genuine question that constituents are worried about. A high proportion of them are renters, in Ealing, Acton and Chiswick.

“People should never be at their landlord's whim.”