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Soaring private rents prompt calls for more tenant protections

With the average monthly rent for Londoners living in the private sector hitting more than £2,000 during the autumn, campaign group Generation Rent has called on the government to bring in a rent freeze to fight the growing cost of … Continue reading

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England’s Tories remain enthusiastic only about ground rent

As ANDREW FISHER explains, the cost of living crisis begins with too many people being unable to afford somewhere decent to live, as private rents increase by 15.8% this year “Been spending most our lives living in a landlords’ paradise”. … Continue reading

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Survey puts Croydon among worst areas for ‘no-fault’ evictions

Croydon had the highest number of renters made homeless by private landlords in south London over the last two years, according to figures obtained by Generation Rent, the housing campaign group. Figures released this week show that more than 40,000 … Continue reading

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Rent reforms essential to reduce housing crisis, says report

Ending unfair evictions could reduce homelessness by 9 per cent and save local councils across the country £161million per year, according to a report published today by Generation Rent. And the problems of homelessness are worst in the capital. Cross-party … Continue reading

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Generation Rent finds 700,000 renters faced covid eviction

Nearly 700,000 tenants living in private rented accommodation were given formal notice to move out of their homes without a reason in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic – despite a Tory government promise to end “no-fault” evictions. The figures … Continue reading

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Generation Rent warns of half-a-million in covid arrears

Homelessness will triple this year unless the government acts to end the rent debt crisis faced by private renters as a result of the economic shock of coronavirus, the campaign group Generation Rent has warned today. While the government has … Continue reading

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People’s rent campaign claims victory over ‘no-fault’ evictions

Renters unions, housing campaigners and Croydon Labour councillors were proclaiming a victory this morning, after the Tory government announced plans to consult over proposals to abolish “no-fault evictions”. At present, Section 21 of the 1988 Housing Act allows landlords to … Continue reading

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