Generation Rent have estimated that 55,000 are at risk of being evicted due to a loophole in legislation following the Government’s resumption of evictions today.
This Government made a promise that no renter who has lost income due to COVID would lose their home, yet from today tens of thousands are facing that very real threat.
Rather than scrapping no fault evictions as promised in the election, Tory Ministers are enabling evictions of an estimated 55,000 private renters. People who have been furloughed, made redundant, have children going to a local school are all under threat.
If this goes ahead countless families will find themselves without a home, on this Government’s watch, in the midst of a pandemic. The loss of a private tenancy is the main factor behind someone becoming homeless, which is why the Liberal Democrats are determined to put a stop to this legislation.