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Citizens Advice: help for renters worried about eviction

The ban on evictions comes to an end this weekend, and Citizens Advice suggests its new figures show concern is building amongst renters about the possibility of losing their home.

Amy Hughes, housing expert at Citizens Advice, shares the top five ‘need-to-knows’ for renters* in England worried about staying in their home.

1. Find out where you are in the process
2. If you haven’t received notice yet but are worried about eviction
3. If you’ve received a notice
4. If your notice is expiring and you’re due to go to court
5. If you’ve had a possession order and are facing eviction

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Government welcomes landmark law which will improve the safety of tenants

A new law that will help to boost standards in rented homes and give tenants more powers to hold their landlord to account has been welcomed by Housing and Homelessness Minister, Heather Wheeler MP.

Under the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act, landlords of both social and privately rented properties must make sure that their properties meet certain standards at the beginning and throughout a tenancy. If they fail to do this, tenants have the right to take legal action – making this a landmark moment for the rented sector.

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2.4 million households in England only shown tenancy agreement after putting down money

Extra fees only explained after deposit was paid
More than half of renters had only been shown their tenancy agreement after they’d put down money on the property,

A Citizens Advice survey found that more than one-in-three tenants were only told about additional fees that could be charged during their tenancy after putting down money.

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