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could you please look on my profile “marc clinton” in my comments i’m due to be evicted on thursday after doing everything i could to stop it and feel there has been a miscarriage of justice because i,ve been charged full rent and am on benefits and the eviction will go ahead thursday unless i pay £3290 which is more than i get a year and i’ve been a council tenant 20 yrs and never been in debt!

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Hi Marc.

First of all, I am so sorry to hear this is happening.
I’m not sure if you’re able to read this reply due to the eviction tomorrow but I thought I would try to help as best as I can.

I found this helpful article and thought you might like to take a look.

It won’t let me post the website so just type search:

council housing association evictions written notice

I’m not sure if the council gave you written notice, but if not, you should file an appeal in the county court to assess how your case has been handled previously.

Unfortunately, I cannot say you are 100percent in the right here, if you haven’t paid rent in over a year, they seem to have been lenient with you.


They should have been willing to negotiate a repayment method though. Perhaps call them up and explain that you would like to stay the eviction with the promise to pay back what you owe gradually, along with the monthly rent you continue to pay. It may also be an idea (I’m sorry to say this) to ask your friend to find his own place now he is earning money and tell them he has left so your claim for housing benefits can be reassessed.

Other than this, I’m not sure what options you have I’m afraid.

You can always look at this as a fresh start and perhaps speak to your friend about moving into a new flat where he pays rent and you pay bills, etc. Then you don’t need to claim for housing benefits and you can still try to find help with council tax, water rates, etc.

Please keep us updated and let us know how everything works out. If you need anything else, don’t hesitate to let me know.

Best of luck.

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