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Why am I waiting?
3:04pm Friday 4th May 2012 in Letters to the Editor
HAVING been on the property list for five years, and been born and educated in Thurrock, I would have thought I would be closer to the top by now.
In Tilbury there has been a number of properties that have been empty for eight months-plus. Every day I go through Tilbury and notice more empty properties.
Can someone please explain why the local people are pushed aside to accommodate other people who have no bearing on this borough?
There should be a way of gaining ownership of these properties that have been left unoccupied.
It is astounding the council has not implemented anything for local people to get housing quicker than outsiders from other boroughs and countries.
This system is supposed to have been shaken up and sorted, so why am I still having to pay private rental, which takes up to two thirds of my income each month, to live in the same borough as I was born in? – NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED.