Labour says there’s a link between Section 21 powers granted to landlords and what it claims is a total of 4,400 people homeless and sleeping rough in London.
London Assembly Labour housing spokesperson Sem Moema has written to Housing Secretary Michale Gove demandin urgent action to reduce homelessness, following the release of new figures showing a 23 per cent rise in rough sleeping in London.
A total of 4,389 people are sleeping rough in London, up from 3,570 a year ago. Moema calls this a “catastrophic failure” by the government and wants an end to section 21 evictions which she says “lead to renters having nowhere to live following being forced to leave their homes. The government pledged to end no-fault evictions in 2019, but is yet to deliver on this promise.”