Hi all not sure if I'm in the right place, I'm new here. I recently got accepted for a council flat, I move in next week, I recently discovered I was pregnant, and I haven't informed the council yet as I'm only 7 weeks. I'm really worried that if I inform them then they might not let me stay in the flat, I've been waiting for years on the list to have my own home, this pregnancy wasn't planned. I'm worrying that they might just say "no sorry you can't live here now" has anyone got any advice on what I should do, or if I should just not tell them? Thank you
You could tell them if you wanted to start applying for 2 bed houses or ground gloor flats with gardens etc. rather than the flat you're going to. When I used to work at the local council they allowed pregnant women to apply for properties which you had to have a child to be eligible for. If you're housed (in the flat) you would have to go back on the list and wait if you then wanted to go for a house/ different property later on. Just food for thought, but if you love the flat you certainly don't have to tell them yet.
well some flats arnt suitable for children, however if yours isn't then you can sort that out with them later into the pg.
In our area, (unless they have to move you due to being in a flat that doesn't accept children ) they won't think about moving you or letting you bid on 2 bed flats/houses until the child is a year old.
If it's just you then I certainly can't see any reason for you to be worried. I did wonder if you were planning to move another adult in but if not then just enjoy your flat and good luck with the baby.
Just found this post so hoping your still about to reply to me You said if you found out you was pregnant you'd go back on the list I queried about being in my bedsit with me my partner and then if i have a baby can i re apply to go on the list i was told no a bedsit is big enough for us even though its only adequate for one person only. The council and MP say i am "Socially Overcrowded"