400 Londoners At Risk Of Losing Home

2 December 2014, 11:21

A homeless charity is claiming almost 400 people in London are at risk of losing their homes every day.

Shelter says across England that figure stands at more than 1,300.

It has released a report which suggests Newham is the worst affected borough - with one in every 36 homes at risk of eviction or repossession - followed by Haringey and Southwark.

Head of campaigns at Shelter John Quinn has told Heart high housing costs are to blame: "What this really means is that people get a letter through the door saying that their mortgage company, their bank, building society or landlord want to take the property back.

"What driving that really is the high cost of housing."

Dean Miller and his family were forced to live in a B&B and then a camper van after he lost his job. He said: "It was absolutely horrendous.

"It just showed how far people can fall in a very short space of time from having a very well-paid job, a nice house, very comfortable financially and within 18 months everything's gone. I mean everything."