UK wide charity Citizens Advice wants increased protections for renters following coronavirus legislation.
Dame Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice, said: “Last week, the Housing Secretary pledged ‘no renter who has lost income due to coronavirus will be forced out of their home’. These measures fall woefully short of that promise.
“Simply extending notice periods to three months cannot be seen as ‘job done’. It means that people dealing with unimaginable financial uncertainty still face the prospect of being served with an eviction notice.
“Over the coming days, the government must keep their promise and add to these changes to make sure no one loses the roof over their head as a result of coronavirus.”
People can find frequently updated advice on a range of issues related to the Coronavirus outbreak at citizensadvice.org.uk/coronavirus.