If you’re finding it difficult to meet your housing costs, you’re not alone. Whether renting or paying off a mortgage, more and more people are struggling to stay in their homes.
We’ve seen an increase in the number of people who call our helpline and have no fixed address. These people aren’t living on the streets but are relying on friends and family for a place to sleep.
We understand that for the majority of people, staying in your home is the absolute priority.
Debt problems can lead to eviction from rented accommodation or losing your own home through repossession. Some people have to rent out their homes because they can’t meet their mortgage payments.
These trends are set to continue as the effects of public sector cuts and benefit cuts are felt.
What can I do?
If you find yourself in this situation, you need to get help straight away.
We can advise you on all types of housing problems. We can let you know what your rights are and give you practical advice to help you get your situation back on track.
StepChange Debt Charity offers free, confidential debt advice to anyone in financial need.
You can use our online Debt Remedy tool, which will provide you with tailored debt advice in just 20 minutes. Or if you’d prefer to talk to us, call our free Helpline on 0800 138 1111 and speak to one of our expert advisors.