We've spent £21,000 on moving costs since 2017 - James's StoryOct 12, 2021
Firstly, this isn’t my real name, I’ve disguised it because we live in a rural area and if I am identified as the source of this story, it will jeopardise our search for a new home as we will be seen as ‘troublemaking’ tenants. That very fact, tells you how nefarious Section 21 is as a piece of legislation.
44,000 renters faced homelessness in our wait for eviction reformSep 26, 2021
In April 2019, the government promised to abolish Section 21 "no fault" evictions. Two years later, we're still waiting for Parliament to change the law.
Deposit cap keeps over £100 in renters' pocketsSep 21, 2021
Finding the money for the deposit on a new tenancy can be extremely difficult for many private renters. Not only does this make the cost of moving even more stressful but it also makes it harder for tenants to move out of an unsuitable property and puts tenants who face eviction at risk of homelessness.
But the good news is that the cap on deposits introduced in June 2019 means renters now have an average of £113 more in their pockets.