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Tenancy dispute , single dad 3 kids , mother left facing eviction .

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Hello , im a single dad , whose long term wife left after overdoses depression and a breakdown . At the time we were going through an exchange process , we followed that through to make a fresh start , stressful , skint and tired we breathed a sigh of relief . New school , new job , new college , good facilities , then wanting to start a new business . Having apporached the housing trust to discuss her leaving ,i was told we casnnot discuss anything as you are not the tenant , so i cannot pay any rent to them , they wont change the tenancy so i can get housing benefit paid , i was about to return to being self employed , but will not recieve any assistance with deposits , or rnet or relocation costs , my 6 yr old son will have to move school . my eldest son has just landed a job at halfords as a cycle mechanic , my daughter is starting college , ,.Cab seemed hopeful , using a solicitor to do a compusary tenancy change ? , but then went all cold , . I approahced housing options , they sadi not there problem , we are facing eviction , and after 2 years of upset with there mum having a major mental breakdown and locking herself away , i was repeatedly moving back and forth as required as i was dumped after she met a guy . but then later after much counselling she declined again , i couldnt get help from the doctors , i had to move back in as she was locked in her room most of the time. we are all so tired . is there anyone with any ideas or know of anyone who can help . i have also contacted the local MP Mark Pritchard , we are in Telford . thankyou Bill


Hi Bill, thanks for posting in our forums. I am very sorry to hear that you are facing eviction especially after you have worked so hard to make a fresh start.

If the compulsory tenancy exchange with CAB does not come to fruition, then I recommend you contact Shelter and speak to an advisor. Their website is https://www.shelter.org.uk/ or phone them on 0808 800 4444.

I wish you and all your family the very best for the fresh start.

Disclaimer: This information is derived from personal experience and should not be relied upon as a definitive or accurate interpretation of the law.

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