Ris­ing num­ber are strug­gling with rent

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk & World Update -

THE num­ber of peo­ple in rented ac­com­mo­da­tion who are in se­vere ar­rears has reached its high­est level in three years. Ac­cord­ing to the lat­est fig­ures, there are 78,970 tenants in Eng­land and Wales who are at least two months be­hind in pay­ing their rent - which is nearly 11,400 more than this time last year. It is the high­est level since the third quar­ter of 2008. While the num­ber of those in se­vere ar­rears is ris­ing, the over­all level of tenants in any kind of ar­rears is fall­ing, how­ever. A to­tal of 9.3 per cent of all rent in Eng­land and Wales was late or un­paid in Novem­ber.

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