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user1486273640 Wed 08-Mar-17 05:27:07

How to jump housing list or get a coucil house asap

AnguaResurgam Wed 08-Mar-17 05:40:35

Genuinely be in the highest category of eligibility. Even then you can be in temp for quite a long time.

Talk to Shelter if you need advice on how the application/bidding system works in your area.

SpornStar Wed 08-Mar-17 06:36:07

Anything you do to 'jump' the list if you're not genuinely eligible is fraud. Don't do it.

(17 years working in social housing and I've seen every trick in the book).

user1486273640 Fri 10-Mar-17 10:16:02

How about saying I got kicked out my mums with my two kids when I'm 18? X

Wishiwasmoiradingle2017 Fri 10-Mar-17 10:17:16

If your dm writes a letter with a date you need to be out then that's the date you would be homeless. . .

user1486273640 Fri 10-Mar-17 10:18:35

Sorry what does dm mean please? Xx 😘 will it be easy or hard that way I want a easy way and a fast way I have two kids one 5months and I'm pregnant and I want to move out xx

PurpleDaisies Fri 10-Mar-17 10:19:24

Explain your situation honestly.

That's it.

user1486273640 Fri 10-Mar-17 10:30:19

Mums house is big though ... she has a three bedroom house n it's me mum n my kids now so her in one room me in one n now my two kids can be in one 😫

PurpleDaisies Fri 10-Mar-17 10:38:44

I'm sorry, but that's tough. If you lie you're putting yourself ahead of people that genuinely have nowhere to live.
It's totally immoral to misrepresent your situation.

DixieNormas Fri 10-Mar-17 10:40:22

It doesn't matter how big her house is, if she decides she doesn't want you there any more and writes a letter you will become higher priority on the housing list

PlaymobilPirate Fri 10-Mar-17 10:41:22

Unless she's abusive then it's tough luck really. Join the housing list with everyone else and wait your turn whilst you have a roof over your head. Do you really want to queue jump ahead of those who are genuinely in need?

NapQueen Fri 10-Mar-17 10:42:51

OP can I clarify, youbhave two dcs and you are pregnant and you are 18?

Toobloodytired Fri 10-Mar-17 10:45:02

Unfortunately you will have to join the list and wait....if you go down the "she's asked me to leave" route then they'll house you & your child in a hostel, you will stay there until you get a council house.

There is no "quick" route anymore.

user1486273640 Fri 10-Mar-17 10:47:32

I am 17 my daughter is 5months and I am pregnant just to clarify x 🌸 and yes I'm with the father if anyone tries to be negative I don't wanna hear it cause that all I get on mumsnet

AppleFlapjack Fri 10-Mar-17 10:48:31

There isn't really a 'quick' way, if you went on the housing register as you are now it could be years and years. We were made homeless last year as the landlord sold the house. We were put in a b&b 30 miles from home, I was pregnant with another DC and had to bring our newborn 'home' to the b&b. We were there four months and are now in temporary accomodation which could be another 18 months. You are best saving a deposit and renting, you may get help with the rent but there are so many families homeless that the 'fast' way is not a quick fix and is really hard.

HecateAntaia Fri 10-Mar-17 10:49:09

Your mum can formally evict you. She can write a letter saying after X date you and your children can no longer live in her home.

You would be homeless.

You might get a house, or a flat. Maybe a hard to let in a bad area. Or you might get put in temporary accommodation like a hostel or b&b and be there for months or years depending on the situation in your area.

Or, you could be honest. Go to the council and see if they have any schemes that help people into private rented. Many help with deposits or have lists of landlords. You could go to Shelter and ask for their advice and help.

What you can't do is present as homeless, get a hostel/b&b but then live at your mum's while you wait. They keep tabs and they'd chuck you right off the list. If you go down that route, you will have to live it.

Up to you really.

Beansonapost Fri 10-Mar-17 10:51:02

I thought you were going to move in with your partner?

olderthanyouthink Fri 10-Mar-17 10:51:49

DM = dear mum
DC = dear child(ren)

Theres a list of acronyms here

user1486273640 Fri 10-Mar-17 10:53:10

I am going to move in with my partner but council will be cheaper in the long run 😂this is private and he gets no housing benefit

ruthsmumkath Fri 10-Mar-17 10:55:40

I worked in housing - unless your mum kicks you out and if things are good between you it may be better to stay with her for now.

Remember even if you do get a property you will need to decorate it and furnish it - you will need £ for gas/electricity and you may not be in a particularly nice block.

Your own place may seem like a dream but not if you've no furniture, it's cold, noisy and smells.

That said you can always speak to a housing officer.

What about speaking to your partner about moving into a furnished private tenancy?

Wtfdoipick Fri 10-Mar-17 10:55:54

What vague area of the country are you in as it will have an influence on how easy it would be. Also will your mum support you by evicting you.

HecateAntaia Fri 10-Mar-17 10:57:16

If he gets no housing benefit then that means his income is above the limit for hb. This may change if you are living as a family as the calculations may be different.

I wouldn't hold my breath for council or housing association housing if I were you. Do you really want to live in a room in a hostel or b&b for god knows how long rather than rent privately if that is an option genuinely available? Surely it would be better to leave that for actually homeless families whose children might otherwise go into foster care because their parents actually have no home?

DixieNormas Fri 10-Mar-17 11:03:24

It all depends where you are and individual circumstances. We were rehoused by the council 18 months ago because the landlord wanted to sell.

We were only bidding on houses for 4 weeks before we were offered a house but one if the reasons for that was the age of my children and the fact one of them has autism so a hostel or b&b wouldn't have been suitable

I know someone at my sons school who has just been rehoused in temp accommodation out of the area, all though not too far away but she will probably be there a year at least

user1486273640 Fri 10-Mar-17 11:09:53

I'm in London 😞and yeah my mum would support 😊 x

user1486273640 Fri 10-Mar-17 11:12:58

Tbh me and my mum don't get along ... me my boyfriend and mum don't get along but we are close she is annoying and boarding mental health I love her and we can click but growing up ain't been easy I've been in care and so I try to get along with her I do x it's just hard at the moment I think me having this baby she is finding it to much and she doesn't now I'm pregnant now because I know she won't react well at all x

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