It has been two years since the government first pledged to end no-fault evictions. Private renters have spent the past two years living in fear of an eviction notice landing on their doormat - and they cannot wait any longer for change.
Since March 2020, 8% of private renters who responded to a Survation survey had received a Section 21 notice from their landlord, which would represent 694,000 private renters across England. Nearly a third of those surveyed (32%) said they were concerned about the possibility of their landlord asking them to move out this year, which would represent 2.78m private renters across England. The survey was commissioned by Generation Rent, with results published this week.
The government must now bring forward the Renters' Reform Bill and follow through on its promise to deliver long term stability for renters. Only by coming together can we pressure the government to deliver the rights we all deserve.
This change is only possible if we come together to push these demands on the government.