700,000 renters hit with unfair eviction notices during pandemic

One in 12 private renters has been given notice to move out without a reason since March 2020, a new poll by Survation reveals today.

The survey, commissioned by us, indicates that as many as 694,000 private tenants have been served with a Section 21 notice during the pandemic, which allows landlords to evict tenants without needing a reason.

The survey also found that one in three private renters fears that they will lose their home in the year ahead – which represents nearly 3 million adults in England.

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