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Letter of the week

PUBLISHED: 14:08 29 September 2008 | UPDATED: 21:24 05 July 2010

WE all hear about the credit crunch and house prices falling but we never read or hear about an even more appalling housing crisis: people, some with small children, being evicted from private rented accommodation many without apparent reason.

WE all hear about the credit crunch and house prices falling but we never read or hear about an even more appalling housing crisis: people, some with small children, being evicted from private rented accommodation many without apparent reason.

Not only are they having to endure the indignity of being evicted but they are having to pay court costs for the privilege and when the court gives them time to vacate the property they are forced to pay more money on top of their rent.

Remember, many of these people are already finding it difficult to make ends meet.

Then we have the councils unwilling or unable to help.

I cannot see where the government or the councils are doing anything to help this very serious situation.

When the question is asked where is the money coming from I would answer that the government should stop wasting money on unjustified wars, too many unelected quangos, too many overpaid spin doctors and unnecessary boundary charges.

One way that the government could help is if they provided councils with money to build new council houses, buy up empty properties and with falling house prices this would be a good time to buy some of the hundreds of properties that are already on the market.

D FLETCHER

Beccles Road

Carlton Colville

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