25, with home-owners demanding a verdict, witnesses said.
Police had to protect the person who brought the case, engineer Hamdy Fakharany, from angry home-owners by isolating him in a courtroom chamber, the witnesses added.
Without a change in approach, the tax burden on home-owners
will continue to grow year after year.
During the same period, Shelter received only 51 calls from home-owners
with mortgage arrears.
Most of those who are renting privately or sharing with family or friends are under 35, and more than half of these (54%) would like to become home-owners
over the short term.
Government figures show the number of second home-owners has risen from 185,000 in 1996 to 203,000 last year in England alone, the paper reported.
The Local Government Association has been lobbying for the right to charge second home-owners up to three times the standard rate.
In terms of job security, though, 76 per cent of West Midlands home-owners
feel their jobs are safe - indicating decisively more confidence than in other regions, which pull the national average down to 57 per cent.
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through home improvement retailers, such as Home Depot, Lowes, Menard's and Hechinger's.