Social housing firm is evicting 74 families – to make way for the homeless

Stef & Philips have told residents in St Michael’s Gate, Peterborough, they have to get out before Christmas after the firm won a contract with Peterborough City Council to provide people in need with accommodation

A social housing firm is evicting 74 families so it can accommodate the homeless .

Residents have been told by Stef & Philips they must get out before Christmas after the firm won a contract with Peterborough City Council to provide people in need with accommodation.

Stef & Philips bought the houses in St Michael’s Gate, Peterborough, from property managers Akelius, then sent existing tenants eviction notices “out of the blue”.

Resident Tony Roberts said: “I understand needing to house the homeless, but can’t see sense in making 74 families homeless to do this.”

Tony Roberts said: “I can’t believe this is really happening, my next door neighbour has been here 21 years and now he is being asked to leave too.

read more here: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/social-housing-firm-evicting-74-8980673

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