Tenants facing harassment and violence from landlords despite evictions the ban.
Although the government extended its ban on evictions, new figures from the charity Safer Renting reveal that harassment and illegal evictions have almost tripled in parts of the capital’s shadow rental market since lockdown began on 23rd March.
Roz Spencer, director of Safer Renting explains “We regularly see tenants threatened or coming home to find the locks changed and belongings dumped on the street.”
Nationally, data from Citizens Advice shows a 95% increase in people asking for help with illegal evictions between the end of March and end of July, compared with the same period in 2019.
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