BBC story see link – https://bbc.in/49Jee
Some council residents in south London say they fear being evicted because they cannot pay their energy bills.
The Lambeth Council tenants, who have communal heating systems, say they have seen rising bills regardless of how much they use.
Communal heat networks used in blocks of flats are not subject to the Ofgem price cap and residents are unable to turn it off or switch suppliers.
The council said eviction would only be used as “a last resort”.
Heating costs are added to the tenant’s service charge, so many have technically fallen behind on rent.
The council added it had a “responsibility to recover rent and service charges” but aimed to “establish a sensible payment arrangement that aligns with their affordability and can be paid over a more extended period”.
Some people are trying to cut costs by not eating, BBC London was told.