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ghostspirit Fri 09-Jan-15 22:45:13

sometime ago i had an eviction date. bailiffs were due to come so it got quite far. this was due to repairs needing done in the house. landlords were saying they were down to me and refused to pay for anything. and also tried over charging me. i got environmental involved as i had to proove it was not down to me... council told the agency they will pay for all the repairs to avoid me becoming homeless. the council told me this has been paid. this was last week of november. Then a few days ago i got another eviction notice the very start of the process. section 25. i called the agency and asked why and they have told me the council still have not paid the money for the repairs. i emailed the case worker and sge said its in the prosess of being paid. yet i have emails from the case worker saying its been paid.

anyway because no money has been paid no repairs have been done. my back door is hanging on by a nail in the locked position. if you gave it a tug it would fall from the frame. the patio doors in back room thats used as a bedroom. wont lock they have dropped are very heavy. with great difficulty i did manage to lock them tonight but they made a worrying sound. i also have no back fence as it blew/broke in the wind. my 4 year old told me a man was in the garden waving at her. then tonight my dog barking and going mad. so im a bit worried maybe someone has been hanging about. our garages are at the back of the gardens so there is an alley way large enough for car to go up its for residents only there is a big gate thats about 7 foot high. a young/fit person could get over but im not sure they would bother to do that. im hoping maybe it was just something my 4 year old said. and maybe the dog was barking at a fox or something... anyway i dont feel safe so wondering what i can do. thanks

sorry about the typing ask me things if need be thanks

VanitasVanitatum Fri 09-Jan-15 22:46:41

You could call 101? They might send a car to swing past your area, or at least advise you..

yummumto3girls Fri 09-Jan-15 22:50:25

That's awful for you, I would agree. call the police and may help put your mind at rest. Hope you get the rest sorted.

ghostspirit Fri 09-Jan-15 22:54:47

well it was about 45 mins ago. im just not sure its logic someone would get over a 7 foot gate. so not sure if im just being a muppet. maybe i will ring them tomorrow just for a bit of advice at least there will be something on record as well... never know they might be able to rock the boat a bit to get it done. as safety issue for the children as well

KnackeredMerrily Sat 10-Jan-15 06:10:35

Contact the charity Shelter and ask for advice on how to demand the repairs are done urgently

ghostspirit Sat 10-Jan-15 12:35:56

never thought of shelter. thank you

GertyD Sat 10-Jan-15 14:11:25

If your house is insecure, then I.would contact the council urgently and demand they take a homeless application under part 7 housing act 1996, on the basis that it is not reasonable for you to continue to occupy your accommodation. Then demand temporary accommodation. If they refuse, then seek legal advice either from Shelter or another housing law firm.

ghostspirit Sat 10-Jan-15 15:17:21

gertyd i just spoke to shelter a couple of hours ago. they just told me to get on to them and say if my outer doors are not fixed so they will lock i will hold them accountable if anything is stolen or happens. environment were helpful before. maybe i should contact them. i will look up that 7 housing act. thank you

ghostspirit Sat 10-Jan-15 15:22:39

just had a look at section 7 of housing act. does not really say anything about my situation

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