9:59 AM, 26th June 2017, About 5 years ago 7
Housing charity Shelter have campaigned for increased legislation and bureaucracy and supported punitive increased taxation for private landlords.
Much of the cost of this is inevitably passed on to tenants, with those least able to afford it suffering the most. The chickens are now coming home to roost.
The Guardian article reported, see>> https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jun/24/social-housing-poverty-homeless-shelter-rent
“Housing crisis threatens a million families with eviction by 2020
More than a million households living in private rented accommodation are at risk of becoming homeless by 2020 because of rising rents, benefit freezes and a lack of social housing, according to a devastating new report into the UK’s escalating housing crisis.
The study by the homelessness charity Shelter shows that rising numbers of families on low incomes are not only unable to afford to buy their own home but are also struggling to pay even the lowest available rents in the private sector, leading to ever higher levels of eviction and homelessness.”
Reports from the Guardian also indicate that two Shelter board members have resigned because of their connections to the Grenfell tragedy. Tony Rice also the chairman and sole shareholder of Omnis Exteriors who allegedly sold the cladding for Grenfell tower and Shelter’s chairman, Sir Derek Myers, former Chief Executive for Kensington and Chelsea council.
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