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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