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Campaign and petition email responses | The UK Government must Keep its Promise to Renters

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The UK Government must Keep its Promise to Renters

The Tories have repeatedly promised to take action on Renters Rights since 2019, but have consistently failed to do so.

 

Since the Tories promised to end no fault evictions in England, over a quarter of a million have taken place.

 

In contrast, no-fault evictions were banned in 2017 by the SNP Scottish Government.

 

Throughout the pandemic the Scottish Government went further to protect renters, implementing an eviction moratorium for the duration of the pandemic.

 

In the face of the ongoing Tory Cost of Living Crisis, the Scottish Government have once again introduced an eviction moratorium to protect renters, alongside a rent freeze to protect renters from spiralling rent increases.

 

The SNP have repeatedly called on the UK Government to follow Scotland’s example in all three ways, banning no fault evictions, implementing an eviction moratorium, and instituting a rent freeze. On all three counts, the UK Government has refused.

 

While the SNP take action in Scotland to protect renters, the Tories in Westminster continue to refuse to do so, and the Labour party likewise refuse to support SNP policies that protect renters.

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