The Government is failing tenants
Two charities have expressed their anger over what they believe to be a failure by the Government to protect tenants if their landlord was repossessed.
Shelter and crisis say by not including legislation in the Financial Services and Banking Bill which could help tenants they've left thousands of renters at risk of becoming homeless.
They claim that the government have repeatedly gone back on their word to help tenants, and say that the proposed change in the law would have given the courts the power to delay possession and give renters a two month period to find a new home.
Shelter director of policy and campaigns Kay Boycott said: "By failing to pass this legislation Gordon Brown has demonstrated quite clearly that his priorities are with perceived vote winners and those are not vulnerable private tenants".