Press releases and statements

Half of working renters only one pay cheque away from losing their home

One in two working private renters in England - 3.2 million adults – wouldn’t have enough in savings to pay their rent for more than a month if they lost their job, new research by Shelter reveals. And shockingly, 2.2 million renters (34%) would be immediately unable to pay their rent from their savings if they lost their job.

Posted on 22 Aug 2023

Half of working renters only one pay cheque away from losing their home

No-fault evictions by bailiffs up 41% in one year

New Ministry of Justice data, released today, shows the number of households removed from their homes by court bailiffs as a result of no-fault evictions is up 41% in one year in England.   

Posted on 10 Aug 2023

No-fault evictions by bailiffs up 41% in one year

Households facing homelessness highest since records began

Shelter urges no more delays on the Renters Reform Bill as homelessness surges

Posted on 25 Jul 2023

Households facing homelessness highest since records began

Shelter responds to Secretary of State, Michael Gove's "mixed bag" speech on housing

Shelter responds to Secretary of State, Michael Gove's "mixed bag" speech on housing

Posted on 24 Jul 2023

Shelter responds to Secretary of State, Michael Gove's "mixed bag" speech on housing

Royal Assent of the Social Housing Regulation Act is a historic moment for England’s nearly nine million social renters, says Shelter

Polly Neate, chief executive of Shelter, said: “The passing of the Social Housing Regulation Act is a historic moment for the nearly nine million people who live in social homes in England. Six long years on from the Grenfell Tower fire, this legislation is the result of tireless campaigning by Grenfell United and other activists to improve the way social tenants are treated.

Posted on 20 Jul 2023

Royal Assent of the Social Housing Regulation Act is a historic moment for England’s nearly nine million social renters, says Shelter

172 families per day are served with a no-fault eviction notice

Shelter says the government is failing renters as progress stalls on Renters (Reform) Bill

Posted on 19 Jul 2023

172 families per day are served with a no-fault eviction notice

Shelter welcomes the launch of the Royal Foundation and Prince William's Homewards programme to end homelessness

Shelter welcomes the launch of the Royal Foundation and Prince William's Homewards programme to end homelessness.

Posted on 26 Jun 2023

Shelter welcomes the launch of the Royal Foundation and Prince William's Homewards programme to end homelessness

116% annual rise in no-fault evictions shows why Renters (Reform) Bill is vital

New figures published by the Ministry of Justice on court eviction proceedings in England today demonstrate why yesterday’s Renters (Reform) Bill and the banning of no-fault Section 21 evictions is sorely needed.

Posted on 18 May 2023

116% annual rise in no-fault evictions shows why Renters (Reform) Bill is vital

Shelter responds to ‘once-in-a-generation' Renters’ (Reform) Bill

Shelter responds to ‘once-in-a-generation' Renters’ (Reform) Bill

Posted on 17 May 2023

Shelter responds to ‘once-in-a-generation' Renters’ (Reform) Bill

50% rise in homelessness due to no-fault evictions in a year

New government figures released today show just how overdue the government's reform of private renting is as homelessness and evictions increase.

Posted on 10 May 2023

50% rise in homelessness due to no-fault evictions in a year