Local MP Stephanie Peacock has joined calls to stop the Government ending protections against evictions for private renters.
During the Coronavirus crisis, the Government introduced new protections for private renters, preventing landlords from unfairly evicting their tenants. However, at the end of September, these protections came to an end and Landlords are once again be able to evict renters for no reason, with just two months’ notice.
In light of this, Ms Peacock has joined Renters Reform Coalition in demanding better for England’s 11 million renters, as part of the #WeCantGoBack campaign.
Commenting on the campaign, Stephanie Peacock said:
‘Fundamentally, everyone deserves safety, security, and a place to call home. However, at the moment, too many people are left to live in insecure, unaffordable and unsafe homes. From this month, landlords will once again be able to evict tenants for no reason, with just two months’ notice, leaving them vulnerable to housing insecurity. This is not acceptable.
‘Conditions and support for renters should be getting better, not worse. That’s why I am proud today to be standing up to the Government as part of the #WeCantGoBack campaign, demanding that private renters are afforded the protection, security and assurance that they deserve’