More than 260 families are facing eviction after the owners of Stansted Airport decided to sell their homes.
The properties were bought by BAA as part of proposals to build a second runway at the Essex airport.
But those plans were scrapped back in 2010 following strong opposition and now the new owner of Stansted - Manchester Airport Group (MAG) - has decided to sell.
People living in their homes have been told they can either buy the properties themselves or get out.
The tenants say they have been given very little notice - with some having to find somewhere else to live within just two months.
Rhian Burke's family have lived in their home for more than 20 years.
Mandy Griffiths added: "We only found out about them selling the houses by me Googling and finding the MAG property report."
The 268 houses are spread across several villages including Mole HIll Green, Takeley, Broxted and Duton Hill.
MAG said they included areas where the airport group owns the whole street as well as big secluded houses in the middle of the countryside.
The airport owner insists the tenants always knew their homes were on short-terms lets.
Dawn Jones said that did not excuse the lack of information - and said MAG should be more considerate to people who had been living in the houses for many years.
Watch Chloe Keedy's report below.