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Have you had problems with your housing?

PUBLISHED: 11:11 05 February 2018 | UPDATED: 13:51 05 February 2018

Poppy Taylor has been left with no central heating or hot water since last October. She has been told it wont be fixed until March.
 Picture: Nick Butcher

Poppy Taylor has been left with no central heating or hot water since last October. She has been told it wont be fixed until March. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Bad mould? Leaking roof, or made homeless? We want to hear from you if you have had any problems with housing.

According to analysis of the English Housing Survey, 20pc of private rented homes in East England have category one hazards, which can include mould, no heating, and exposed wiring.

A bill is currently going through Parliament to give tenants more powers in disputes with landlords.

Called the Fitness for Human Habitation Bill, it would give tenants the power to take landlords to court if their homes are unsafe.

In Norfolk the number of affordable homes built sunk to a record low in 2015/16.

Meanwhile, the number of rough sleepers has increased. Experts met at a conference in Norwich in January to work out solutions to the rise.

•If you would like to share your story about housing with this newspaper, contact our investigations editor Tom Bristow on 01603 772834 or email tom.bristow@archant.co.uk

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