Written by : Richard Vaughan
A lettings agency in Grimsby has taken the “extraordinary” step of issuing hundreds of tenants with a preemptive eviction notice ahead of the roll out of Universal Credit. In a menacing letter, Gap Property, has written to its tenants warning them that if they are in receipt of any benefits under the new system they will need to prepare their rent payments now or face being ordered to leave their homes by Christmas. Dogged by problems The note has been issued in the wake of serious problems that have dogged the roll out of universal credit, which has led to people being forced to wait a minimum of six weeks without any benefit payments. Universal credit, which rolls six benefits into one, is due to be rolled out across North East Lincolnshire from 13 December.