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High earners to face council house eviction

"Supposedly this change will affect 6000 people nationally, many of whom may have lived in a council property for a couple of generations.

"However, I totally understand the Government’s viewpoint that these high earners have had the benefit of living in council homes with cheap rent for many years, but actually, should be able to afford to rent privately or purchase their own property instead of relying on the councils’ already stretched resources.

"With a growing shortage of council properties and two million people already on the national waiting list, which is between five and 25 years, something had to give and that is why the Coalition is trying to be more proactive.

"Bear in mind with recent benefit cuts that have come in, councils will already be under more pressure than ever to re-house social tenants that are possibly being evicted from more expensive boroughs of London."

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4 thoughts on “High earners to face council house eviction

  1. scottavinabeer says:

    I’ll have them. Please pass them to me.

  2. Alan Cooper says:

    Is it fair that people who earn £100k+ have council homes? NO
    Are there people more needy? YES
    Should people be kicked out of their home because they have done good? NO
    Should they offer up their council house or buy it? YES
    People who have a council home and own another, should they be a target as well? YES
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  3. If it has been a family home for many years I can see why they would be upset at being forced to move. In the mean time, they should at least be forced to pay the unsubsidised full open market rental value. They then might realise the benefits of moving to a ‘better’ area at no additional cost and freeing up much needed housing for the more needy.

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