A national housing charity is answering one call every twenty minutes from private renters facing eviction.
Threshold’s latest report shows its advisors are handling an average of 472 queries a month from people being told they have to leave their rented properties.
60 per cent of notices issued to renters were because the landlord intended to sell the property.
Threshold’s National Advocacy Manager Ann-Marie O’Reilly says it’s becoming a major problem.
‘People receiving notices of termination but at the rate that we’ve seen them this year it’s beyond anything we’ve come across before when it comes to landlords selling, at least half of those notices are actually valid where as previously we would have seen the majority were invalid, which meant the tenant didn’t have to leave.’