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Huge increase in people at risk of losing their home in Bromley
THE last year has seen Bromley endure one of the biggest increases in people at risk of losing their home in the country.
According to a study by housing and homelessness charity Shelter, between June 2012 and June 2013 the number of households in the borough at risk of losing their home went up by 41.1 per cent.
This was the fifth highest increase in the country.
The figure was calculated by looking at the number of possession claims issued by mortgage lenders and landlords.
A possession claim is the first stage in a legal process that can lead to eviction.
In most cases it is followed by a possession order which, if granted, is likely to result in a family losing their home.
Not everyone facing a claim will have to leave their home - but once a claim is issued, it makes the risk of eviction or repossession very real.
The number of possession claims issued is a good indication of how many families are struggling to meet their housing costs.
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