Press releases and statements

Private renters who complain about disrepair more than twice as likely to be slapped with an eviction notice

Private renters who complained to their landlord, letting agent or local council in the last three years were two and a half times (159%) more likely to be handed an eviction notice than those who had not complained, new research from Shelter reveals.

Posted on 30 Mar 2023

Private renters who complain about disrepair more than twice as likely to be slapped with an eviction notice

Afghan children and their families abandoned in remote hotels following High Court ruling

Afghan families remain trapped in remote hotels following today’s High Court ruling that the Home Secretary did not act unlawfully by moving them from a London hotel to hotels in a city in the north of England.

Posted on 24 Mar 2023

Afghan children and their families abandoned in remote hotels following High Court ruling

Landmark case finds ‘no children’ policies breach letting agent Code of Practice

The Property Ombudsman has determined that blanket bans on renting to families are in breach of its Code of Practice after a mum of four won her landmark case against an estate agent who discriminated against her family.

Posted on 21 Mar 2023

Landmark case finds ‘no children’ policies breach letting agent Code of Practice

Shelter says Chancellor sticking his head in the sand over homelessness crisis

Shelter responds to the government's Spring Budget

Posted on 15 Mar 2023

Shelter says Chancellor sticking his head in the sand over homelessness crisis

Almost half of children who become homeless forced to move schools

Shelter’s landmark research reveals how temporary accommodation disrupts every aspect of family life

Posted on 09 Mar 2023

Almost half of children who become homeless forced to move schools

Rough sleeping climbs 26% in a year, while more than 72,000 households face homelessness in three-month period as England’s homelessness crisis deepens

Two separate sets of government figures released today reveal the growing homelessness crisis in England.

Posted on 28 Feb 2023

Rough sleeping climbs 26% in a year, while more than 72,000 households face homelessness in three-month period as England’s homelessness crisis deepens

Section 21 no-fault evictions by bailiffs up 143% in a year

New government figures reveal the number of households living in privately rented homes in England who were evicted by bailiffs as a result of Section 21 proceedings has increased by 143% in a year (from 792 households between Oct and Dec 2021 and 1,924 between Oct and Dec 2022).

Posted on 09 Feb 2023

Section 21 no-fault evictions by bailiffs up 143% in a year

Judith Banjoko appointed as Shelter’s new Director of Services

Shelter has appointed Judith Banjoko as the new Director of Services this month (January 2023).

Posted on 31 Jan 2023

Judith Banjoko appointed as Shelter’s new Director of Services

14,000 social homes lost last year, as over a million households sit on waiting lists

New government figures released today reveal a net loss of 14,100 social homes in England, as demolitions and sales far outstripped the number of new homes built.

Posted on 26 Jan 2023

14,000 social homes lost last year, as over a million households sit on waiting lists

At least 271,000 people are homeless in England today

Shelter warns of bleak start to 2023 for those without a place to call home

Posted on 11 Jan 2023

At least 271,000 people are homeless in England today