Joined: 01 Jul 2008
Location: Wales, UK
|Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:23 am Post subject: Help request!
|Hi all. I hope no-one minds me putting this here, but need to reach out to as many people as possible!
I have lived in the same 2 bedroom council rented flat from birth. The tenancy passed from my dad to my mum in 2006 when he passed away. We lost Mum last year, and the council advise that as only one "succession" is permitted by law they will not allow us to stay.
We found that the council do hold discretion (although they originally denied this!) and can allow us to stay if they choose. They also told us that many others have been in our position and none have been allowed to stay (which we later found to be lies, in fact, all in our position have stayed!)
The funny thing is, my niece has lived with us/me for several years, and therefore the council are happy for us to "bid" for other 2 bedroom places? The cost of moving us is around £3,000.
Here is the link to the petition...I'd be eternally grateful if you would sign it and even share the link on FB/Twitter for me!
Thanks all x