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Why it’s time to abolish no-fault eviction, for good

Renters as well as homeowners need protection in uncertain economic times

By Sarah Collins  
Generation rent. Richard Johnson / Alamy Stock Photo

Generation rent. Richard Johnson / Alamy Stock Photo

“One of the biggest divides in our country has been between those who can afford their own home and those who cannot,” said secretary of state for housing Robert Jenrick on 19th April, as he launched a government-backed scheme for affordable mortgages requiring a deposit of just five per cent. He is right: a person’s housing often defines their position in society and ability to live a secure and decent life. Yet a home is far out of reach for those without their parents’ capital to help, or very high wages. To make the situation worse, the poorest spend…

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