Lib Dems secure urgent question to challenge Govt on eviction loophole

Liberal Democrat Housing Spokesperson Tim Farron has secured an Urgent Question in the House of Commons, tomorrow, following a loophole in the Government’s legislation to end the eviction ban, which leaves an estimated 55,000 households at risk of being evicted since Monday, when the eviction moratorium ended.

While private renters are at risk, the Government extended the moratorium on commercial property tenant evictions for non-payment of rent to the end of December 2020. 

Ahead of the Urgent Question, Liberal Democrat Housing Spokesperson Tim Farron said:

“With a second wave of virus infections spreading through the country, now is the worst possible time for tens of thousands of renters to be forced out of their homes.
 
“The Conservatives promised at the beginning of this crisis that no renter who has lost income due to coronavirus would lose their home. However, since Monday this week thousands of families are now at risk being unfairly evicted unless we see a change of heart from this Government.
 
“The Liberal Democrats will fight tooth and nail in the Commons and in the Lords to protect renters from being evicted.”

The Urgent Question will be presented tomorrow, Wednesday, at around 12.45 after PMQs. 

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