Number of London households becoming homeless has soared under Mayor Boris Johnson


The number of people in London becoming homeless due to the ending of shorthold tenancies – the type most commonly held by private renters – has increased more than sevenfold since 2009/10.

According to a report released by the Department for Communities and Local Government, 6,790 London households in 2014/15 were made homeless following the end of their tenancies, up from just 930 households five years before.

It means that 39 per cent of the London households that became homeless were for that reason, compared to just the 1 per cent of those who had their homes repossessed due to mortgage arrears. The city, whose average monthly rents hit £1,500 for first time in June, accounts for two fifths of England’s renters becoming homeless in this way. It is the fifth consecutive year that homelessness has increased in England.

Source: Number of London renters becoming homeless increases 700% in five years | Home News | News | The Independent

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7 thoughts on “Number of London households becoming homeless has soared under Mayor Boris Johnson

  1. Mr.Angry

    Words fail me, this is appalling absolutely appalling, I hope the idiots that voted this bunch of muppits in hang their head in shame when tucking in to their Xmas dinner.

  2. Dez

    Would be the poorest will have been hardest hit as landlords maximise their rents to those that have the dosh to pay. From the programs that cover these evictions most of the exit tenants end up being exported out to the cheaper areas of the UK miles away from their work and close ties. If they carry on like this there will be no workers left to carry out the metropolitan day-to-day tasks or essentials such as hospitals etc.

  3. joanna

    For private landlords to evict benefit tenants is going to eventually bite them exactly where it hurts. Moving all poor people out of London is going to be disastrous, it won’t be sustainable financially.

  4. NMac

    Tories aren’t interested in, and are actually downright hostile to anything from which they and their chums cannot make heaps of money. They care nothing at all for people or how many people’s lives they ruin – just as long as they and their equally unpleasant chums can exploit and make money out of people.

    1. joanna

      But they are going to lose much more because they will need small businesses, especially as they are too lazy to do any real work themselves!!

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