Ask your MP to protect renters during the pandemic
We need your help to protect renters affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).
Two thirds of private renters have no savings, and four weeks' statutory sick pay is just £377. This means renters who are unable to work due to coronavirus - whether they have to self-isolate or get laid off - will struggle to pay the rent.
We're calling for:
- An immediate freeze on Section 21 no-fault evictions and Section 8 evictions for rent arrears.
- Access to Housing Benefit immediately, rather than after a 5 week wait. Housing Benefit must cover the cost of rent.
- A ban on rent rises for the next 12 months, to prevent landlords raising the rent above what people can afford.
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