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Disabled tenants being taken to Court, papers from HM Courts & Tribunals Service arrived today

Chez24Chez24 Member Posts: 4 Listener
Well Landlord has done it.

Despite paying rent for 3 years and not in arrears or have not caused any anti-social behaviour, the Court has sent us this morning the papers.

We have 2 weeks to give our reason we need longer to find a place or we will be out before Christmas.

So much for 300,000 evictions and priority to the Courts for those in domestic violence and those causing anti-social behaviours first. It seems we must be removed.

Again the disabled are the last to be supported and cared for.

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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi I am very sorry to hear this you must be worried 

    What is the reason behind it do you know 

    Get onto your local mp 

    You may get rehomed by council or contact shelter organisation 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,212 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi, I'm sorry to hear this. Evictions have been back on since 21st September, although i don't think the the priority is domestic violence/anti social behaviour, at least this link here doesn't state this. https://england.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/coronavirus

    I can only advise the same as janer here and contact your local council and shelter to see what help they can give you. In the meantime is it possible to broaden your criteria for the property you're looking for? With it being just a bungalow you're looking for then there's very few of those available in most areas.

    I wish you good luck though and hope you find something suitable very soon.

    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm also very sorry to hear of this @Chez24, it must be distressing. I think Poppy and Jane have given good advice here- have you had a chance to speak to your local shelter and council or MP? 
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  • DereshaDeresha Member Posts: 28 Connected
    Chez24 said:
    Well Landlord has done it.

    Despite paying rent for 3 years and not in arrears or have not caused any anti-social behaviour, the Court has sent us this morning the papers.

    We have 2 weeks to give our reason we need longer to find a place or we will be out before Christmas.

    So much for 300,000 evictions and priority to the Courts for those in domestic violence and those causing anti-social behaviours first. It seems we must be removed.

    Again the disabled are the last to be supported and cared for.

    I wander if “2020” should be reason enough to any compassionate person. It’s ridiculous any additional stress being put on anyone this year.
    Widow/Mum to a child who is ventilator dependent via tracheostomy, he is deaf and autistic, and homeschooled.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,212 Disability Gamechanger
    When you're privately renting if your landlord has no other properties that they rent out it's always going to be risky because you never know when your landlord will want their house back.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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