Paying for housing or food is such a difficult choice today for every fifth tenant in Britain. According to the newspaper The Guardian, citing a study conducted at its request, the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic hit financially six out of ten Albion tenants, one in four of whom had already been forced to leave their place of residence.
British tenant associations called on the country’s authorities to quarantine the need to pay people for housing. Indeed, at least 4.5 million families who currently rent apartments or houses from private lessors are at risk. The same number of families live in social housing, the rent for which is received by the state or municipalities. Already at the end of March, in one form or another, rules began to operate in Britain in one form or another that prohibited tenants from being evicted during the crisis. For example, in England and Wales, consideration of those litigations with debtors that were filed before quarantine was also postponed for three months. However, according to tenants for the rights of tenants, many landlords ignore these rules and threaten those who rent their homes.
In addition, sooner or later, these rules will end, and then tenants will again have to pay the bills. And where to get the money if during quarantine many lost their earnings? “Those who rent housing need protection from the eviction that threatens them after the emergency measures have ended, as well as from charging the debt that they will accumulate during the crisis,” said Kat Wright, an activist with the human rights organization Acorn UK. However, while the state does not give a clear answer to all requests to cancel the rent.