Thursday, September 28, 2023

Private renters on ‘cliff edge’ as eviction ban ends

ALMOST two million private renters fear they will be unable to find another property if they lose their home after the eviction ban is lifted, ministers are being warned reports The Guardian.

With the ban coming to an end this week, the government is facing demands for emergency legislation to increase the permanent protection for those struggling to pay their rent as a result of the Covid pandemic. Councils are also warning of a “cliff edge” of homelessness in the months ahead unless action is taken, with a potential £2.2bn bill for the state.

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