Wednesday 23 September 2020 / 2:44 PM Housing / Thangam Debbonaire

Lifting evictions ban amid second Covid spike is a betrayal of promise to renters – Thangam Debonnaire

Thangam Debbonaire MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, in response to the Housing Minister postponing plans to scrap Section 21 evictions, said:

“The situation facing renters couldn’t be more urgent. Lifting the ban on evictions as we head into a second Covid spike is irresponsible and a betrayal of their promise that no renter will lose their home because of Coronavirus.

“Renters are being served Section 21 notices, leading to automatic evictions, as we speak. This legislation cannot wait.”