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ghostspirit Fri 09-Jan-15 22:29:27

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

Gozogozo Sat 10-Jan-15 10:26:55

I don't really know but would guess that posting in legal may help?
Really though you need real life advice locally so try citizens advice bureau , council out of hours no. , community police re back area, even library for list of local agencies that may be able to get some help.
Good luck.

specialsubject Sat 10-Jan-15 12:48:28

obviously the repairs of the house are not down to you as the tenant. You've got crooked landlords who seem to be experienced in this kind of fraud.

the layout of gardens etc is as you rented it, but the lack of secure doors etc is simply wrong.

TBH you are renting a dump from a crook, who has issued a 'revenge eviction' (which is in itself stupid, who is going to rent this slum?) I'd cut your losses and look elsewhere.

Sunnyshores Sat 10-Jan-15 14:57:20

move out and move on. You dont need this hassle

ghostspirit Sat 10-Jan-15 15:37:41

special your 100% right even the council have gone a bit of their trolley they know the agency are dodgy. loads of money in housing benefit has gone missing... it was in the paper. yet the same council whos housing benefit are paying the just under 1500 for repairs (well meant to be)

i cant just move out that cost money and i dont have that sort of money we are talking at least 2000.

specialsubject Sat 10-Jan-15 18:52:50

oh great (not) - the unregulated lettings agency industry lets through yet another crook. Sounds like they may have stolen public money as well as ripping you off.

please contact Shelter. But it won't improve at this house.

Sunnyshores Mon 12-Jan-15 20:46:14

Speak to the council. They may have approved landlords where you dont need a deposit, or where the landlord accepts a paper deposit from the council (its just a promise not actual money), the council may actually pay the deposit out of a hardship grant (I know of several councils that do this).

This house/landlord will just suck your money and your life out of you.

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