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Retaliatory Eviction

Some good news yesterday as the Government announced that it is backing a bill by Sarah Teather that protects tenants from retaliatory eviction. Citizens Advice has been campaigning on this issue for a number of years, so it’s great that ministers have listened and we look forward to working with the Government to get this bill through into law.

Chief Executive of Citizens Advice said:  “In the past year Citizens Advice helped with 38 per cent more eviction problems in cases where people were up to date on their rent.  Although rent arrears is a common problem, the biggest cause of homelessness for private renters is the landlord ending their contract, rather than because tenants have fallen behind on their bills….Citizens Advice has long campaigned for greater protections for tenants and it’s welcome news that Government has given its support to this legislation.’