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Here’s the problem:
At the moment, it’s completely legal for a landlord to evict you for speaking up about bad conditions.
As a result, 200,000 renters have been evicted in this way in the past year – and many more live in fear. One in twelve private renters have avoided asking for repairs in case they are evicted.
The law badly needs to change – to stamp out revenge evictions, and to give renters back the confidence they need to ask for basic repairs.
What can we do about it?
On 28 November, MPs have the chance to end revenge eviction.
They’ll be debating a small change to the law: to stop landlords issuing an eviction notice when the tenant has made a legitimate complaint about conditions.
For the Bill to pass, enough MPs need to attend the debate and the majority need to vote in favour. You can see more about how the Bill will become law here.
How can I help?
You can tell your MP to save the date – to attend Parliament on 28 November and vote to end revenge evictions.
Normally, MPs go back home on a Thursday to do constituency work on a Friday. This time, we need them to stay in Westminster until Friday morning, so they can vote to change the lives of the thousands of renters they represent.
Shelter’s 9 million renters campaign is run with the support of British Gas, as part of our partnership to improve the conditions of privately rented homes.