1 in 13 Londoners fear they can't pay rent this month

One in 13 people in the capital fear they won't be able to afford to pay the rent or mortgage at the end of this month, according to new research from charity Shelter

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1 in 13 Londoners worried about paying rent this month

If there were 13 people at your bus stop or train platform this morning, it may shock you to know that at least one of them has serious concerns about their ability to pay their rent or mortgage at the end of this month.

New figures released by Shelter have revealed not just worrying levels of debt in the capital but even more worrying levels of denial.

  • More than a third of Londoners say they're expecting to struggle or fall behind with their rent or mortgage over the next 12 months
  • More than one in five say they've not opened post if they thought it was a bill or late payment reminder.
  • And, one in six have even put letters in the bin without opening them.

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