Freeze rents in London to avert mass evictions, urges Sadiq Khan



Freeze rents in London to avert mass evictions, urges Sadiq Khan

The UK capital’s mayor seeks powers to prevent up to half a million evictions

Rents should be frozen in London to prevent a wave of evictions caused by Covid-19, the capital’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, will tell the government today.

The Labour mayor wants new powers to prevent any rent increases for two years and has warned that half a million Londoners could face eviction because of arrears accrued during lockdown.

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Source: Guardian

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