A quadriplegic, bed-bound man is living in fear of losing his Sunderland home after his landlord issued an eviction notice.
Dr Harvey Cowe, 62, who lives in Hove with his wife Sheree, 55, received a notice for eviction on August 2.
Dr Cowe has been effectively paralysed from the neck down since 1984 following a car accident in the Lake District.
The couple, who are originally from Sunderland, have rented their detached home for 25 years and Sheree now acts as her husband’s full-time carer.
The property has been specially modified to meet his needs, with a hydrotherapy pool and voice-activated computer among the additions to ensure he can continue his work as an academic researcher.
After the landlords expressed their will to sell the Hove property in 2019, both parties agreed to make efforts to allow the Cowe family to raise the funds necessary to purchase it.