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Queensland real estate body tells landlords how to skirt new no-grounds eviction laws

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Queensland’s peak real estate body has recommended property managers issue every tenant with a notice to leave at the same time as they are offered a new lease, as a way of circumventing the state’s new no-grounds evi...

Rent strikes and bill boycotts are a great in principle – but I’d end up with no electricity and an eviction notice

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Since my last entry in this series, a lot has happened, especially in Westminster. Finally, we’re saying goodbye to the pathological liar who has occupied Downing Street for the past two years. However, I’m under no i...

‘Where do they expect us to go?’ Life at one Bay Area encampment before eviction

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“I just don’t know where to go.” Sarah sighed as she looked past her tent off the I-80 highway, at the edge of the San Francisco Bay. Sarah and her partner, Kevin, both 55, have lived in the scattered encampments alon...

Spend a day with me in the eviction court, Mr Sunak, and you’ll understand the ‘cost of living’

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Expect something on Wednesday, some gesture in the spring statement to ease the gathering cost-of-living storm. But for whom? That’s the chancellor’s political and moral choice. But, before he chooses, I would like to...

‘We have to make ourselves seen’: the New York rent strikers fighting eviction

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When the coronavirus struck New York City in March 2020, an unprecedented number of tenants stopped paying rent. Many just couldn’t afford it. Others demanded better conditions in their buildings. And some saw it as a...

Israeli police in standoff with Palestinians over Sheikh Jarrah eviction

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Israeli police are in a standoff with a Palestinian man who carried a gas canister on to the roof of his home in a Jerusalem flashpoint district as his family faced eviction. Israeli media reported that Mohammed Salhi...

US supreme court blocks Biden’s eviction moratorium

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The US supreme court’s conservative majority is allowing evictions to resume across the United States, blocking the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus ...

US announces new 60-day eviction ban that would protect millions of Americans

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The US government has issued a new moratorium on evictions that will last until 3 October, following mounting pressure on Joe Biden to take action to help keep Americans in their homes as Covid-19 continues to spread....

White House asks states to aid renters as CDC can’t extend eviction moratorium

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The White House said Monday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was “unable to find legal authority for a new, targeted eviction moratorium” and asked instead that states and local governments pu...

Palestinians facing eviction from East Jerusalem offered deal

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Palestinian residents of the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah facing forcible eviction from their homes have been offered a compromise deal with Jewish settlers by Israel’s supreme court, in an u...

The eviction moratorium is about to expire – and the situation is dire

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At the end of this week, the federal moratorium protecting renters in the US from eviction will end. As the Delta variant of Covid-19 spreads quickly across the country, and with vaccination rates still low in many ar...

Private renters in England on ‘cliff edge’ as eviction ban ends

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Almost two million private renters fear they will be unable to find another property if they lose their home after the eviction ban is lifted, ministers are being warned. With the ban coming to an end this week, the g...

Rausings targeted in protest against Berlin bookshop eviction

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A UK-based Swedish multi-billionaire family known for their philanthropic donations to literature, libraries and other arts, has become the target of angry protests in Berlin over the eviction of a community bookshop ...

About 700,000 renters served with ‘no-fault’ eviction notices since start of pandemic

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About 700,000 renters are estimated to have been served with “no-fault” eviction notices since the start of the pandemic, despite a government promise to scrap the practice. The estimate is based on polling of a cross...