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Eviction (what do I tell my kids & nice neighbours)
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openways · 18/01/2022 21:29

hi all, unfortunately, I will moving out of my property ASAP due to eviction.

I am wondering if I can get any advice on how and what to tell the kids who love our home especially their bedrooms.

Also, what do I tell my neighbour. I'm so so embarrassed & deeply ashamed about all these. How does one go about telling their neighbour oh by the way I am moving because I am due to be evicted 🙄🤦🏽‍♀️

Pls someone help me navigate this pls

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JSL52 · 18/01/2022 21:52

Don't, the neighbours don't need to know.
Just say you've decided to move.

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BlueSky8 · 18/01/2022 21:59

Don't tell them.
'We're moving, all happened very quick'

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User1412 · 18/01/2022 22:17

Sorry to hear that, must be really difficult for you. You don’t need to go into any details as someone said just tell them it all happened quickly.

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openways · 19/01/2022 01:07

@JSL52
@BlueSky8
@User1412
@Collaborate
@dementedpixie
@Santaisstilleatingmincepies
Thank you all very much.

Any ideas on how to handle/tell the kids? Pls they are both very inquisitive.

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GingerAndTheBiscuits · 19/01/2022 01:10

Do you have somewhere to go? Is it rented accommodation? Can you just say the landlord wants it back?

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openways · 19/01/2022 01:30

@GingerAndTheBiscuits it's my property and just lost the stay of eviction in court.

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BlueSky8 · 19/01/2022 07:58

Do you have somewhere to go? Staying with family till sorted etc?
Then we can figure out what to tell your children

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GrazingSheep · 19/01/2022 08:18

What age are the children?

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User1412 · 19/01/2022 09:06

It depends on how old the children are. Can you give us more details? Do you have somewhere else to stay? Family support?

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IncompleteSenten · 19/01/2022 09:13

You don't need to tell your neighbours anything.

How old are your children?
Where are you moving to?

I ask because that will help people advise you what to tell them

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openways · 21/01/2022 21:06

• Thank you all
• Age 10 & 6 (told them home is being refurbished so we have to stay somewhere for now (son cried 1st night because he had to share room with sister)
• told him not to tell his friends - I am embarrassed of what people will think if they found out I lost my home.
• No family or friend support at all
• Managed to get a small Airbnb
• Can't get help Frm council
•renting Is going to be almost impossible due to very poor credit file
•completely Broke (spent all on solicitors)
•since my business collapsed, got a low paying job but now on sick leave & SSP
•cleared a full 4-bed house with study, full garage, loft & shed into a 350 Square foot storage unit that cost a fortune.
•only went into business because I couldn't get a job ( it seems my disability was in d way despite getting master)
• sorry all for going on and ranting. I Dont have anyone to talk to or even get advice from.
• I just keep wondering if I can ever get back on my feet again.🤦🏽‍♀️😭😭😭

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Luredbyapomegranate · 21/01/2022 21:11

You will absolutely get back on your feet.

Do you mean you owned the house and couldn’t make the mortgage? Or you were renting?

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Mummapenguin20 · 21/01/2022 21:26

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openways · 21/01/2022 21:34

@Luredbyapomegranate I owned the house

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Lancssss · 21/01/2022 21:38

I would speak to shelter OP. They can be hard to get through to but worth it to keep trying. They’re experts in where to get help and what you’re entitled to.

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MichelleScarn · 21/01/2022 21:40

Why aren't the council helping if you're homeless with kids?

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Luredbyapomegranate · 22/01/2022 09:13

So you will have a lump sum from the house sale?

If so, what will that get you?

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openways · 22/01/2022 12:01

No, no money negative equity

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GrazingSheep · 22/01/2022 13:32

Are you on your own? Do you have a partner?

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Bakewelltart987 · 22/01/2022 13:37

Why can you not get help from the council? Am guessing it's the bank taking the house and evicting. You need to stay put untill bailiffs turn up then council have to help you if you leave before bailiffs the council say you made yourself homeless hence no help.
Seek advice from shelter.

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GingerAndTheBiscuits · 22/01/2022 14:04

@Bakewelltart987

Why can you not get help from the council? Am guessing it's the bank taking the house and evicting. You need to stay put untill bailiffs turn up then council have to help you if you leave before bailiffs the council say you made yourself homeless hence no help.
Seek advice from shelter.

That’s not the case. If a person is at risk of homelessness within the next 56 days the council has duties towards them including seeing what steps could be taken to prevent homelessness.

OP, have you contacted the Council?
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Bakewelltart987 · 22/01/2022 19:47

Gingerandthebiscuit
Council tell you to stay put untill bailiffs turn up. Happened to a friend.The day the bailiffs came she had to contact council and was then put into emergency accommodation then got her house a few months later. Altho she didn't own her house it was private rent so might work differently.

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GingerAndTheBiscuits · 22/01/2022 19:50

@Bakewelltart987

Gingerandthebiscuit
Council tell you to stay put untill bailiffs turn up. Happened to a friend.The day the bailiffs came she had to contact council and was then put into emergency accommodation then got her house a few months later. Altho she didn't own her house it was private rent so might work differently.

Sorry I meant OP doesn’t have to wait til bailiffs come knocking to ask for help. If she’s threatened with eviction within 56 days the council should be offering her an assessment to find out what needs to happen to prevent her becoming homeless
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Mrsgwen25 · 24/01/2022 21:59

Don't lie to the children, be economical with the truth perhaps but don't tell them an untruth.
Neighbours don't need to know

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openways · 25/01/2022 22:09

Thank you all

I gave moved out of the house now which I owned & lived in for 8 years.

How do I now go into the rental market? How do I secure a property with BAD credit?
I found a place I really like & I am thinking of offering the landlord through the agents, 6 months rent in advance, starting to pay monthly rent after 2 months, providing 2 - 3 (one from firms that provide rental guarantees) guarantors. But I don't know if this will be good enough for the landlord. what do you all think?

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