Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Cornwall's Eviction Rates Soar

news-logo.jpg
Submit this page to redditDelicious

8:00am 27th August 2012

The number of people being evicted in Cornwall rockets.

430 possession orders were dished out in 2011.

Truro saw the biggest jump in the UK, from 95 to 250 in a year.

City landlord Rob thinks it is partly because housing benefit now gets paid directly to tenants: "The money that they're getting for the housing is not being turned over to the landlord. It's wrong, it's immoral, it's not right. You can imagine how many millions of pounds are outstanding to landlords.

"There are lots and lots of good tenants out there. But let's say a percentage of five percent do not pay, turn that money over to the landlord. It's your money, it's my money, it's taxpayers' money, but unfortunately it's going somewhere else." 

8:00am 27th August 2012

Share This Story

Submit this page to redditDelicious
Suggested articles
door

More than 1,000 houses are empty in Cornwall

The Council say tackling the problem is a key priority

money

UPDATE: The budget and how it will affect Cornwall

Pledges include stamp duty, homes and wages

Most read
storm waves 2

UPDATE: Wind warning for the whole of Cornwall

Attraction shut and major event postponed

enys road camborne robbery

Woman 'attacked by gang' in Camborne

She was grabbed from behind and robbed

Top articles

Woman 'attacked by gang' in Camborne

Cornwall News: She was grabbed from behind and robbed

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

German men arrested after violent brawl in Liverpool city centre

National News: More than 20 German men have been arrested over a violent brawl which broke out in Liverpool in which one man was critically injured.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

East 17 singer Brian Harvey arrested over 'malicious tweet'

Showbiz News: Former East 17 band member Brian Harvey has been arrested over claims he sent malicious tweets.

Sweden warns UK not to emulate Norway border post-Brexit

World News: Sweden's Europe minister has poured cold water on the idea of the UK enjoying "frictionless trade" after Brexit.

Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault

Sports News: Former Manchester City forward Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault, according to Italian news agency ANSA.

Dozens of polar bears pictured eating whale carcass on Russian island

Strange News: Experts are "gobsmacked" after dozens of polar bears were photographed eating the carcass of a bowhead whale which washed ashore on a Russian island in the Arctic.

Newer article

Olympic Volunteer Boost

Cornwall News: More people volunteering in Cornwall after London 2012

Older article

Cornwall Anti-Abuse Campaign

Cornwall News: Charities urge children not to suffer in silence

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall