New Safer Renting report: 2022 illegal eviction count update

by | Dec 7, 2023 | Safer Renting

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Safer Renting report cover: annual illegal eviction count

Safer Renting has published its second, updated annual count of illegal eviction and harassment cases in England and Wales. The report finds that:

  1. In 2021 the number of illegal evictions identified nationally was 7,778, forcing another household on the street every 67 minutes during the pandemic.
  2. In 2022, this number rose by over 19% to 8, 748 offences under the Protection from Eviction Act 1977
  3. Ministry of Justice figures for prosecutions suggest that, take together with this count of offences, 99 out of 100 offenders avoid prosecution

You can download the full report by Roz Spencer and Julie Rugg here

Safer Renting report cover: annual illegal eviction count

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The Cambridge House Safer Renting team present the ‘go-to’ blog on the world of the Shadow Private Rented Sector.

We monitor the world of rogue landlord and agent activity, publicise developments, circulate innovative ideas, keep readers abreast of changes in laws and regulations, raising awareness of criminal trends and scams, celebrate successful actions and interview people working in the field, connecting up anyone involved, from tenants and their advisers, to enforcement officers, lawyers and journalists.

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