One in five tenants fear losing their homes as eviction ban ends – The Independent

More than one in five private renters fear being removed from their homes when a ban on evictions in England ends on Monday, research has revealed.

Housing campaigners warn that tenants face a wave of eviction proceedings as bailiffs are again allowed to execute court orders for repossession.

A survey of more than 13,000 people by housing charity Shelter found that 22 per cent of people that are worried they will lose their home or be asked to leave at short notice.

Shelter is calling on the government to take urgent action now to protect renters against the imminent threat of eviction and homelessness.

Tenants have been protected from eviction since the start of the pandemic but a ban on bailiffs removing people from their homes ends on Monday. Evictions have still been proceeding through the courts, leading to fears of sharp rise in evictions as the backlog is cleared. Courts will prioritise

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