Rising rents 'pushing more in debt'

Press Association
Tower block
Tower block

Rising rents have prompted a record 12,000 tenants who are struggling with arrears to contact a debt advice charity this year.

The Money Advice Trust (MAT) said the number of calls it had dealt with about rental arrears between January and August was the biggest in the 26-year history of its National Debtline and around double the number it received during the same period in 2007.