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Chelsea recollects landlords proposing that she pay six months’ hire upfront to realize a aggressive benefit.

“As a single mum, I was really on the back foot because I couldn’t offer that.”

Chelsea claims that as quickly as she talked about that she was a single mother or father, she was placed on the backburner.

“I just wanted to put a roof over my kid’s head, and it was really hard.”

Balancing her job and motherhood was a relentless wrestle, she says. “Mentally, I was a wreck all the time. I’m a chef, so I would be standing at work, cooking, and I would just start crying.

“I’ve been a really profitable chef in London, and right here I used to be feeling like a whole and utter failure.”

She is now happily settled in Somerset, but that meant taking the difficult decision to leave London.

A spokesperson for the National Residential Landlords Association, told the BBC: “The ongoing scarcity of rental houses out there signifies that it may be very difficult for tenants to discover a property to name residence.

“There is, however, no reason why a rented property should not be a safe and secure home. It is in both landlords and tenants’ interests to sustain long-term, stable tenancies.

“The overwhelming majority of landlords are accountable suppliers of high-quality personal rented lodging who’ve a constructive relationship with their tenants.”

Angela Rayner, Labour’s shadow secretary of state for housing, said the Tories have “did not get a grip of” Britain’s “escalating housing disaster”.

“No one ought to need to put their life on maintain on account of unaffordable housing. Regardless of whether or not somebody is a house owner, a leaseholder, or a tenant, everybody has the essential proper to a good, safe, and reasonably priced residence. But if the Tories get again in, renters will stay uncovered to spiralling prices, poor housing requirements and the danger of homelessness from no-fault evictions”, she said.

A Conservative Party spokesman said they were committed to “making a fairer marketplace for renters”, for a more “safe future for the entire nation”.

“Our plan to ship the houses individuals want is working, constructing a million extra houses since 2019 and rising Local Housing Allowance by £800”, the spokesperson added.

For more on this story, listen to Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 at 10:00 BST on Tuesday, 28 May or catch up on BBC Sounds.