Eviction Risk For Thames Valley Tenants

At least 9,000 renters here in the Thames Valley have been put at risk of eviction in the last year, according to analysis from Shelter.

Slough has come out as one of the worst so-called "home threat hostpots" in South East England.

Nadeem Khan, a helpline adviser for Shelter, said: ``Every day at Shelter we hear from people who are struggling to keep up with their rent, many in total desperation after the court papers land on their doormat and the threat of being evicted becomes very real.''

Shelter said if someone is struggling to pay their housing costs, they should get help as soon as possible. Paying rent to keep a roof over your head should always be the number one priority over debts such as credit cards and phone bills, it said.

It said those struggling should respond to letters and phone calls from their landlord or letting agent and keep records of them.

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