Press releases and statements

Bailiff evictions rise by 39% in just three months as private renters run out of options

New government figures released today reveal that as the cost-of-living crisis bites, 3,405 households in the private rented sector were evicted by bailiffs in England between April and June 2022 - up 39% on the previous quarter.

Posted on 11 Aug 2022

Bailiff evictions rise by 39% in just three months as private renters run out of options

Shelter responds to fears some tenants could miss out on the government's £400 energy rebate

Shelter responds to fears some tenants could miss out on the government's £400 energy rebate

Posted on 03 Aug 2022

Shelter responds to fears some tenants could miss out on the government's £400 energy rebate

Homelessness in England rises by 11% in just three months

Shelter responds to the government's quarterly homelessness statistics

Posted on 28 Jul 2022

Homelessness in England rises by 11% in just three months

Shelter calls Renters’ Reform Bill White Paper a “gamechanger” for private renters

On Thursday 16 June 2022 the government will publish a White Paper on its forthcoming Renters Reform Bill setting out the reforms to private renting that it wants to make.

Posted on 16 Jun 2022

Shelter calls Renters’ Reform Bill White Paper a “gamechanger” for private renters

Shelter responds to Prime Minister’s announcement on Right to Buy

Shelter responds to Prime Minister’s announcement on Right to Buy

Posted on 09 Jun 2022

Shelter responds to Prime Minister’s announcement on Right to Buy

Shelter responds to the Chancellor's cost of living support package announcement

Shelter responds to the Chancellor's cost of living support package announcement.

Posted on 27 May 2022

Shelter responds to the Chancellor's cost of living support package announcement

No-fault eviction court proceedings up 41% on pre-pandemic levels

New government figures, released today, reveal that 5,890 landlords in England started no-fault eviction court proceedings against tenants between January and March 2022 – up 41% compared to the same period in 2020 before the pandemic.

Posted on 19 May 2022

No-fault eviction court proceedings up 41% on pre-pandemic levels

Shelter responds to the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill and government housing targets

Shelter responds to the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill and the 300k homes target

Posted on 18 May 2022

Shelter responds to the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill and government housing targets

Shelter responds to the housing elements of the Queen's Speech

Shelter responds to the housing elements of today's Queen's Speech

Posted on 10 May 2022

Shelter responds to the housing elements of the Queen's Speech

Two million private renters put up with poor conditions to find a home

More than one in six private renters in England – equivalent to two million people – were forced to accept poor conditions to find somewhere they could rent, new research from Shelter shows.

Posted on 06 May 2022

Two million private renters put up with poor conditions to find a home