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Why tenants are being evicted in Norfolk

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Published by Chris Craddock at 12:22pm 14th February 2019. (Updated at 1:19pm 14th February 2019)

Norfolk County council evicts one household who are struggling with rent from social and council homes each week.

Tenants owed the council around £2.47 million by March last year.

In Norfolk, there were 20 evictions due to rent arrears, while a further seven were due to anti-social behaviour.

Norfolk county council evicts households every week

 

Judith Blake, housing spokeswoman for the LGA,  said:

"The ability of councils to provide extra support to people to keep arrears down is becoming increasingly limited."

"We also remain concerned about the significant reductions in housing benefit, which can leave households struggling to pay their rent."

Households struggling with rent

 

The average social rent in Norfolk is £74.3 per week, lower than the average for England, which is £86.40.

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