Revenge eviction worries

Revenge eviction worries

Revenge eviction worries

First published in Mid Devon News

THOUSANDS of renters in the South West are too scared of being evicted to ask their private landlord to fix a problem in their home, according to research released by Shelter.

A YouGov poll of more than 4,500 private renters across the country found that 1 in 12 renters (8%) in the South West avoided asking their landlord to repair a problem or improve conditions in the last year because they feared eviction.

Shockingly, 1 in 33 (3%) of private renters said they had actually been evicted or served with an eviction notice because they complained to their landlord, letting agent or council about a problem that wasn't their responsibility.

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