renting

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.
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.
The government has extended the eviction ban, but the London Renters Union says it hasn't stopped people being thrown out of their homes.
Until now, private tenants have been protected from homelessness by a ban on evictions throughout the coronavirus crisis. That all changes on August 23.
Selma Nicholls, CEO of a diverse talent agency, has been leasing a live/work property from Sanctuary housing association.
Thousands face uncertain future when ban on evictions ends next month.
But charities say the move is a "sticking plaster, not a cure" without further action to protect renters.
Shelter says it fears a "wave of homelessness" when the government freeze ends on June 29, as tenants affected by coronavirus struggle with debt.
One reader said the delay was a “gut punch”, while others have been ghosted by estate agents.