Renters across the UK are seeing some of the biggest rent increases on record. Over 230,000 people have been served with No Fault Eviction notices since the Tories pledged to ban them almost four years ago, as landlords look to increase their profits from renting. I was pleased to support campaigners from the Renters’ Reform Coalition this week, calling on the Government to stop them being priced and forced out of their homes.
Thanks to pressure from the renters’ movement, the Government has committed to bringing forwards its Renters Reform Bill in Autumn. But with the threat of new eviction powers on the table and no decisive plans to cap the amount that landlords can increase rents by, the onus must now be on ensuring this legislation prevents unfair increases and all forms of eviction.
Thank you to my constituents who came to Westminster to ask the Government to reinstate the Renters’ Reform Bill and scrap no fault evictions. Renters shouldn’t be kicked out of their homes just for requesting repairs or refusing extortionate rent rises.