As a renter if you're in financial difficulty, have been asked to move, been served with an eviction notice, you identify as LGBTQ+ or your landlord is harassing you this is for you. Activist and charities including Acorn UK, Shelter, The Outside Project, Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth and London Renters Union give you topline guide to your rights.
Campaigners say more must be done to prevent the "cliff edge" of homelessness as the number of people in arrears continues to increase.
Half a million estimated to be in rent arrears as Boris Johnson faces growing calls to extend the ban on evictions.
More than 300,000 private renters have fallen into arrears during the pandemic. They're no longer protected by emergency measures.
Until now, private tenants have been protected from homelessness by a ban on evictions throughout the coronavirus crisis. That all changes on August 23.
Protection for renters ends in England and Wales on August 23.
Research for Shelter also reveals 550,000 adults have taken on debt to pay rent – and the eviction ban will soon be lifted.
A ban on tenancy evictions was announced in March as households across the country faced economic uncertainty at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Following a three month extension in June, that ban is set to be lifted on August 23 which homeless charity Shelter says threatens 230,000 renters with a ‘Covid eviction’. Here we speak with Shelter chief executive Polly Neate about what tenants should do if they have fallen behind with their rent. We also hear from Jeanny Priebe, a single mum facing eviction after being furloughed at the start of the pandemic.
The government has vowed to "protect renters", but landlords have continued to dish out Section 21 notices.
The "unthinkable" decision comes as Generation Rent warns homelessness could treble this year.