Statement on extension of the eviction ban

Published: Friday, 21st August 2020

This afternoon the government announced a one month extension to the eviction ban for renters. Here is our statement in response:

"While the extension of the eviction ban is welcome, this is hardly a step in the right direction. As things stand, renters will be in the same position in a month’s time as they were this morning: worried, stressed and defenceless against eviction. The government needs to keep its promise to end section 21 evictions and use the extra time to come up with a plan that won’t leave private tenants facing the cliff edge of homelessness in a month from now."

Councillor Alex Hollingsworth, cabinet member for planning and housing delivery