Lambeth Lib Dems call for emergency ban on no-fault evictions over Christmas as 113 families put at risk of homelessness

19 Dec 2023
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  • Lambeth in highest 20% of local authorities for households at risk of homelessness 

  • 113 households were served Section 21 eviction notices in the year 2022/2023 

  • Lib Dems call on the government to prevent a homelessness surge this Christmas by banning no-fault evictions over the festive period

 

Government data from 2022/2023 shows that 113 households were placed at risk of homelessness in Lambeth as a result of a Section 21 notice which are used by landlords for no fault evictions. That equates to 1 in 12 of all those threatened with homelessness over that year.

Lambeth’s Lib Dems are calling on the government to enact an emergency ban on these Section 21 evictions over the festive period to prevent more families being made homeless through no fault of their own over the Christmas period. 

Leader of the Lambeth Liberal Democrats, Cllr Donna Harris, said:

“Families in Lambeth are facing a nightmare before Christmas. With the cost of living crisis putting intolerable pressure on family finances, a shocking number of households could find themselves on the streets over the festive period through no fault of their own.

“Instead of taking urgent steps to prevent homelessness before it happens, this heartless government has kicked the ban on no fault evictions into the long grass and introduced measures to criminalise rough sleeping.

“We need to see an emergency ban on no fault evictions over the festive period and a compassionate approach to rough sleeping to make sure no family in Lambeth is left out in the cold this Christmas.”