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Only 2% of landlords who illegally evict tenants are prosecuted, according to Generation Rent, the private renters' campaign organisation.
In England and Wales, a landlord doesn't need a reason to evict tenants but they must first obtain a court eviction notice if a tenant stays beyond the end of their notice period. If they don't, then it is an illegal act.
In 2019-20, 1,040 households were made homeless as a result of an illegal eviction (these figures underestimate the total as councils only record cases of people who seek their help and qualify for support). Yet between 2016 and 2019 there were an average of only 24 prosecutions a year for unlawful eviction. It means that just 2% of illegal evictions were pursued by the authorities - in effect giving the green light to rogue landlords.
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In The Socialist 28 April 2021:
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Socialist Student action marks the way for a national student movement for free education
South West regional conference shows that socialist ideas can grow
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Protesting works - unite to defend the right to protest
No trust in billionaire football owners - kick them out and reclaim the game
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39 'postmasters' cleared - now clear the rest
Usdaw's virtual annual conference - a mockery of union democracy
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St Mungo's workers walkout
Thurrock bin strike in third week
How partition of Ireland derailed a revolutionary struggle for national and social liberation
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Poverty increasing. Welfare state in crisis. Do we need a new Beveridge Report?
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