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  • Sarah's Story

    Sarah's Story

    Sarah is a young parent living with her two year old daughter. She works part time and pays £550 per month in rent, which is partly covered by housing benefit.

    Her landlord unexpectedly tried to increase her rent by well-above inflation.

    She was already having difficulty paying her rent as her wages didn’t cover all of her rent.

    Instead of negotiating a lower rent increase her landlord ended her tenancy and evicted Sarah.

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