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Where's Home: Private Tenancy Evictions

Private tenancy evictions are the biggest cause for homelessness in the West Country, according to Shelter.

Jenni Burton, and her daughter Eryn, who lives in Cornwall, found themselves without a home after their landlord sold the property they had been renting for two years.

"It was really stressful when I got told he was going to sell the house... I just kind of started looking immediately for somewhere to live, it was upsetting because it was her [Eryn's] first home and I moved in when I was pregnant and I didn't think I'd have to move so soon, I thought I'd be in a better financial situation."

And Jenni is not alone, many in the West Country are unable to afford homes, and a chronic shortage of social housing - forces many to privately rent.

Luckily Jenni was able to move into her mother's home Credit: ITV West Country

Luckily Jenni was able to move into her mother's home in Camborne, but not everyone has that option.

The housing charity Shelter - who are campaigning to stop involuntary homelessness - say longer tenancies need to be provided, and no fault evictions must end.

In the past week, Jenni and Eryn have managed to find a new home to rent.

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