Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
Cornwall's Eviction Rates Soar
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."
Share This StoryTweet
PHOTOS: Meet the baby monkey born in Cornwall
Little Benito is only seven weeks old...
Job fears in Cornwall as major shoe store goes bust
Brantano has branches nationwide, including Truro
Westminster terror attack: Three injured police officers named
National News: Three police officers injured in the Westminster attack have been named as PC Kris Aves, PC Roger Smith and PC Bradley Bryant, according to reports.
Twin Peaks: The 'damn good' revival TV needs
Showbiz News: The cast is older, David Lynch is less edgy and Laura Palmer is still dead, but we need Twin Peaks now more than ever.
Remains of German WWII pilot and crashed plane discovered in Denmark after more than 70 years
World News: A German fighter pilot killed when his plane crashed in Denmark has been identified after more than 70 years.
Sizing John, ridden by Robbie Power, wins the Cheltenham Gold Cup
Sports News: Sizing John, ridden by Robbie Power, has won the Cheltenham Gold Cup ahead of Minella Rocco and Native River.