Renters betrayed as new evictions approach after housing secretary 'tears up ...

Renters betrayed as new evictions approach after housing secretary 'tears up his pledge' to protect them Robert Jenrick introduced ban on convictions at the start of the Covid pandemic But government to allow evictions to resume in England and Wales from Monday Figures show 322,000 private tenants fell behind on rent due to coronavirus

By Raven Saunt For Mailonline

Published: 01:55 BST, 19 September 2020 | Updated: 02:01 BST, 19 September 2020

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Renters have been plunged into turmoil as evictions are set to resume after the housing secretary 'tore up his pledge' to protect them. 

Robert Jenrick introduced a ban at the start of the Covid pandemic which halted all hearings of possession cases as he championed that 'no renter who lost income due to coronavirus will be forced out of their home'.

But, six months later, the government will allow evictions to resume in England and Wales from Monday.

Robert Jenrick (pictured) introduced a ban at the start of the Covid pandemic which halted all hearings of possession cases as he championed that 'no renter who lost income due to coronavirus will be forced out of their home'

Robert Jenrick (pictured) introduced a ban at the start of the Covid pandemic which halted all hearings of possession cases as he championed that 'no renter who lost income due to coronavirus will be forced out of their home'

Alicia Kennedy, who has directed the campaign Generation Rent, told The Times: 'Robert Jenrick has torn up his pledge to protect renters.

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