Richard Benyon’s estate has told the social housing tenants in East London there are more rises to come – one resident, Debra Cox, described it as ‘social cleansing’
Devastated families are facing being evicted after the inherited estate of Britain’s richest MP bought a stake in their homes.Tory Richard Benyon’s £110million family firm is part of a consortium that snapped up the housing estate and announced plans for a massive rent hike. Up to 90 households in East London fear the Benyons’ plan to charge “market rents” will treble their bills.
The New Era Estate, in Hoxton, has a long history of providing affordable housing and has been home to some people for 70 years.
Distraught Debra Cox, 49, who has lived there for 18 years, said: “This is social cleansing – this has always been a form of social housing and they just want rid of us. I…