Published: 24th Jul 2017

More than 100 families a day are losing their homes, according to new research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. According to a new report from the anti-poverty charity, around 40,000 tenants were evicted from their homes in 2015, which is an increase of more than 10,000 since 2003. The report claims the increase is linked to the growth in the private rented sector and cuts to housing benefits. As a result, it says tenants on low incomes are being evicted because their benefits do not pay market rents, and they are not able to afford alternative properties or get access to social housing. Many of the evictions are carried out under section 21 of the 1988 housing act, which allows landlords to evict tenants after the initial rental period without giving a reason. It report adds four out of every five repossessions using section 21 in England are in London, … (To read the full article, subscribe below)