Citizens Advice is backing call by MP’s for greater protection for vulnerable tenants.
Citizens Advice is backing a call by MPs on the housing committee to give greater protection to vulnerable tenants who fear revenge eviction.
On Monday this week, Citizens Advice revealed in a report that a quarter of a million households in England put up with shoddy or unsafe homes out of fear of eviction.
The national charity’s report calls on the Government to protect tenants from revenge evictions through the introduction of an effective ombudsman.
Gillian Guy, Citizens Advice Chief Executive, said:
“Private tenants are too often left at the mercy of unscrupulous landlords.
“No one should have to live in a run down or unsafe home because they are afraid of revenge eviction or a rent rise, but our research shows hundreds of thousands of renters are in this position.
“Current laws to protect tenants from revenge eviction aren’t strong enough. The Government needs to overhaul the system so renters are protected in practice, not just on paper.
“The MPs’ call for robust protection of tenants – along with more power and money for councils to enforce rules – is a step in the right direction and will help level the playing field to produce a fairer market for renters.”
Read the Citizens Advice report 19th April 2018 in full click here.
Read the earlier Citizens Advice report 16th April 2018 ‘Redressing the Balance’