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Woman on benefits owing 3,500 rent can't be evicted: New European human rights ruling could lead to thousands of tenants refusing to pay

Town Hall chiefs wanted to evict Rebecca Powell, who receives thousands of pounds in benefits, after she ran up more than £3,500 in arrears on the accommodation she was given because she was homeless.

But the Supreme Court said that – under the controversial European Convention on Human Rights – this would be a breach of the right to ‘respect for a person’s home’. Read More: 

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