Fear of eviction on rise in France as summer approaches

In a country where evictions are illegal in the winter, the coming of summer is a time of uncertainty and upheaval for some. French families with children are usually entitled to an extended grace period after the end of winter. But as schools close, and housing rights advocates head off for their holidays, those families worry that they may have no one to protect them when the landlord comes knocking.

According to rights groups opposing evictions, 95% of the rulings are illegal. In 2014, over 132,000 eviction notices were served in France. In nearly 10 percent of those cases, tenants were evicted by force. A figure which has nearly doubled in the thirteen years.

Updated Date: Jul 13, 2016 16:22:32 IST