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Hi, I’m asking this question for a friend of mine so please can someone offer some facts to help? I have a friend who is in temporary accommodation supplied by RBKC council. She
Please can anyone help? A close friend of mine is fleeing her 2 bed housing association flat because of domestic violence. She has 2 children with a big age gap between them. She
I have 2 children living in a 2 bed flat. I have found a person who wants to do a mutual exchange with me. He is a single man living in a 3 bed house. He grew up in his house and when his m
Hi, I’m asking this question for a friend of mine so please can someone offer some facts to help? I have a friend who is in temporary accommodation supplied by RBKC council. She has two children, one aged nearly 14 years old and one baby aged nearly one-year-and-a-half, both children are girls.
Her temporary accommodation is a big 3 bed house with 2 living rooms rented from the owner (private) and RBKC pays the housing benefit. She has been accepted with a full duty of care from RBKC but they tell her she is only allowed to bid on 2 bed properties not 3 beds.
She is confused because she was placed into a big 3 bed house as her temporary home until she finds social housing via bidding. She wants to know when her eldest child turns 16 years will she be allowed to bid for a 3 bed because she was told by someone that any child aged 16 or over is entitled to their own room??
She finds it strange that her 2 children have separate rooms at her temporary home but when she finds their permanent home they will be expected to share a room especially since they have a 13 year age gap and they would have become use to having separate rooms in their temporary home.
Can anyone please confirm when my friend will be allowed to bid on 3 bed properties according to current legislation?
We would appreciate any help offered.
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Please can anyone help? A close friend of mine is fleeing her 2 bed housing association flat because of domestic violence. She has 2 children with a big age gap between them. She was advised to approach another local council so she made a homelessness application to a very Royal borough (I won’t say their name).
They have placed her and her 2 kids into a 3 bed house as temporary accommodation. She wants to know how long will she have to live there and will she be moved around a lot? She really likes the house and wishes she can stay there for good but she was told its only temporary.
She was told she could be in temporary for up to 6 years but she’s worried about moving around because she has a medical condition and 2 kids. She wants to know if she is accepted as a duty of care by the council she made a homeless application to does she have any rights?
She was told she will have to give up her assured tenancy for her 2 bed flat if they accept a duty to her. She wants to know how the system works and if she can request to stay in the 3 bed house until she is offered her permanent home via the council?
Any help would be appreciated.
Just to confirm i am a Moat Housing assoication tenant in a 2 bed flat with 2 children who have a 13 year age gap. My exchange partner is a single man living in a peabody 3 bed house. He succeeded his mum's assured tenancy when she died. We both have assured tenancies.
Thank you all for your comments. Just to confirm my children's ages are 13 years old and 10 months old so they have a 13 year age gap which should allow me to live in a 3 bed property. Also the rent for the 3 bed house we want is just £1.00 lower than the rent for my 2 bed flat so can't see why rent will be an issue. Can Peabody really refuse an exchange without solid grounds? Even if my exchange partner signed a form to say he will bid on properties does it rule out mutual exchanges?
Many thanks again for all help received.
I have 2 children living in a 2 bed flat. I have found a person who wants to do a mutual exchange with me. He is a single man living in a 3 bed house. He grew up in his house and when his mum died he was allowed to stay there and the assured tenancy was passed to him. He has no rent arrears or repairs to do. He was told today that he is NOT allowed to do a mutual exchange. We don't understand why because we were told last week that he has an assured tenancy and anyone with a secure or assured tenancy can do a mutual exchange. Their reasons are unclear but they told him he has to be rehoused by them only and cannot do an exchange. Is this unlawful of them? If he has an assured tenancy and owes no rent and has no repairs why would they stop the exchange? His housing assoication is called Peabody. Can they stop an exchange without good reason? When his mum died he was asked to sign forms to take over his mum's tenancy and was told his tenancy is assured so why can't he do an exchange. They said it's fine for me to live in his house because i have 2 children and it's fine for him to have my 2 bed but they are saying he can't exchange. He gets full housing benefit for his 3 bed house. He has told me they do want him to down size but no court action has been issued they just asked him to look on their website and bid for properties but still he should be able to exchange or are we wrong? Please someone help.