Sunday 11 May 2014

Evictions Mount

There were 10,475 repossessions of rented homes in the first quarter of the year - the highest in five years. 

This is out of 47,220 applications to courts, of which 31,000 were by social landlords and 6,500 by private landlords.

And a further 200,000 revenge evictions against tenants who had complained of work needing to be done to make their homes fit for occupation, says Shelter.

There are 1,700,000 people on Housing Waiting Lists in Britain.  These aren't scroungers, but mainly ordinary working people who simply can't afford to buy or rent as home.   And all the Government is doing is encouraging developers to create more luxury flats or build expensive new houses for sale - putting more people into mortgage debt.  Meanwhile the banks are borrowing money from their customers or from the Government at 0.1 per cent and re-lending it at up to 7 per cent. They say they're getting Britain's debt down, but they're conspiring to get total mortgage debt up to over 1.2 trillion - which they say helps boost the economy.

 All victims of a Government reneging on its responsibility to house its people.