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Threatend to be evicted ..advice please

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Whywhywhy39 · 17/06/2017 17:03

My gran is 95 and has recently been diagnosed with dementia.
She lives in a council property and normally is able to pay her rent at the paper shop opposite her flat.
After having hallucinations she has been diagnosed with dementia.
Today I have came to her flat and a letter from the council saying she has failed to comply with her tenancy agreement and if she doesn't contact them they will be taking legal action to get her evicted.
She owes £15.25
I've emailed the lady explaining about the dementia and from now I will be paying he rent as she isn't capable anymore.
I've asked to set up a d/d for the £8 a week rent and I've just been to the shop and paid the rent owed plus £16 extra for 2 weeks in advance.
I'm worried sick will the evict her?
She's nearly 96 and not well

OP posts:

Papafran · 17/06/2017 17:06

I would imagine that they can't but I think you should post this in Legal and also visit the citizens advice bureau for some proper advice. Sorry to hear how difficult things are for your gran.


dontsufferfools · 17/06/2017 17:49

They wont evict her. Dont worry. No judge in the land would evict her for just owing 15 quid.

All HA arrears letters are harsh. And generic. They are not written with an individual in mind. So, your nan owes £15, someone else may owe £600. IYSWIM.

Just work with the HA to arrange to pay it back ( which you've done) and she'll be fine.


Silvereyes · 17/06/2017 17:58

They won't evict her, just keep in contact, that's all they want.


MatildaTheCat · 17/06/2017 18:03

Can I suggest you contact your local branch of AgeUK for support? They are brilliant at helping with all aspects of supporting the elderly.

A new diagnosis of dementia at her very advanced age will bring a whole rash of new issues which may need to be dealt with quickly so getting some expert help is invaluable. They help fill in forms for all sorts of things and I imagine they would help with the council as well as anything else.

Good luck and don't worry too much. It's probably a generic letter sent whether you owe £15 or £1500.

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