Liberal Democrats

Renters must be protected from being evicted

Today, the Conservatives blocked the Liberal Democrats' attempt to close the loophole in the Government's legislation to end the eviction ban, which has left an estimated 55,000 households at risk of being evicted since Monday.

By Liberal Democrats, Sep 23, 2020 12:09

The motion, put forward by the Liberal Democrat Housing spokesperson in the House of Lords, Baroness Grender, would have forced the Government to address this housing crisis.

The Liberal Democrats will continue to fight for all those facing eviction.

The motion was defeated 126 votes to 266. The subject of this vote today was 55,000 households teetering on the brink of eviction.

The Conservatives promised that no renter who has lost income due to coronavirus would lose their home, but now all it takes is for a landlord to reinvoke an eviction notice and these families will be searching for a new home. 

The fact that during a second wave of an epidemic and in the run up to winter some families may now be facing homelessness thanks to the Government's legislation is shameful.

This was a missed opportunity to help all those families threatened with eviction, with no cash and no options, who are in desperate need of support.

The Liberal Democrats will continue to fight for all those facing eviction. 

It is about time the Conservatives stopped ignoring the most vulnerable and stuck to their promises. 

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