In their analysis of quarterly eviction and homelessness data, the pressure group Generation Rent have found that 216 households evicted every week in England under Section 21 of the 1988 Housing Act are becoming homeless. Section 21 evictions are “no fault” evictions where the landlord can end the tenancy even if there is no breach of the tenancy agreement. The end of a private tenancy is now the single biggest cause of homelessness in England. The number of cases more than trebled from 4,580 to 16,320 between 2009 and 2017. Generation Rent’s analysis shows that 94% of this rise can be attributed to no-fault evictions which have more than doubled since 2009.
Read more about “no fault” evictions and homelessness in The Guardian.