hi, I'm really annoyed that my next door neighbours are not only are horrible people but also make around £1000 a week and live in a housing association house how is this fair? Everyone moved in at the same time 2 years ago in new build houses and my partner and i had to fight for our house with him making £900 a month and us having a 11 month old when we moved in. we have recently discovered through a freind that next door makes around £1000 a week with him being a scaffolder for 20 years and her working part time plus when they moved in there now 2 year old wasnt even born and she was working full time so made even more! how can this be fair to people waiting for houses? is there away to get them out they are manipulative but they make sure there's nothing you can complain about like going in a 5 to 11 after having loud conversations in the garden! please say there's someone i can report the fact they make far to much to be entitled to the house they're in and let a family who are in need have a house instead
How do you know they actually do make this amount of money? What is the qualifying income to be allocated housing through the council or housing association? If he's self employed then there are ways around no appearing to not actually "earn" as much money as he does.
No. you can't. Once someone has a council/ha property then they only get evicted if they break the agreement - not paying the rent, wrecking the place, abusing neighbours etc etc. There's nothing in the tenancy about leaving if you earn over £X. I live in a HA property. If I won the lottery tonight I'd still be entitled to live in it. Once you're in, you're in. End of story.
At the end of the day, they applied like everyone else and were accepted. If you have proof that they lied on their application you could always inform the HA but I'm not sure what if anything they'd do.
Of course, the issue of whether someone, morally, should occupy a HA property when they are not in financial need of one is another thing altogether.
Wow, up here they don't ask about your earning to qualify for council/ha houses.... At least they never asked me, and if they'd applied the usual rules of benefits etc., I wouldn't have qualified cos I was a student.....
They're not foreign and i know he makes around 800 a week because my hubby's brother is also a scafolder but not as qualified and makes 750 a week! im in oxfordshire and we the building industry hasnt been hit to badly here they are out working everyday so cant see that there is any loss of income. I just think its so unfair that they managed to get a house over people who need one! with his ex ife he had a council house that they brought outright because they did the same thing lived there with loads left over and as soon as they had saved enough brought it at the discounted price! they're making everyone elses life hell round here but in a sly way that u cant complain about!
you say 'I just think its so unfair that they managed to get a house over people who need one!'
i do understand that you may not get on with your neighbours but to say they didnt need one is a little unfair.......did you know there circumstances before they got allocated this property? maybe they are black listed and couldnt get a mortgage or privatly rent........maybe its the fact hes self employed that has made it even more difficult.
i know its hard when we have a dislike to people to judge them but imo your the one who is being eaten up by all of this not them
perhaps if this is genuine and a lot of neighbours are being affected them the way to go would be down the complaints prcedure for everyone else and let the housing association deal with it
I wonder if it is more about the fact that you consider them horrible people that gets your goat? If they were lovely lovely people are got in with you great and lavished you with attention and gifts, I wonder if you would be so eager for them to move.
And given they are not your friends you don't actually know anything about their income, you are making presumptions on what your brother earns, not what they have said.
Stop being green eyed and be thankful you have a HA house yourself when there are indeed so many who need housing support.