Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Thinking Positively

I went to Shelter to see if they could help me unfortunately there isn't much they can do until i am actually homeless. They did give me a ueful letter to hand into the housing team. Stating my eligibility to recieve help which includes:

Eligible for assistance under s185 as im a British citizen.
Homeless, or threatened homelessness under s175 because i've been served a s21.
In priority need under s189 because i have 3 dependent children.
Unintentionally homeless under s191 as my landlord needs to live in property himself.
Also i have a local connection as i have lived in Birmingham for at least 3 out of last 5 years.

With this information im feeling a little bit more positive. I am still trying to find a way to leave so my landlord doesnt have to go to court. As i find this very unfair to landlords. They really aren't all mega rich.

I've been checking Rightmove every day to see if any affordable homes are posted unfortunately so far none. Or they have those dreaded caps "NO DSS". Which for those on low incomes,unemployed or carers like myself it feels like a kick in the teeth. All i can do now is wait until my appointment at Newtown Housing Advice Centre.

Monday, 26 June 2017


I'm slightly confused. As you are aware I've been served a section 21. It seems like a pointless piece of paper. As Birmingham city council have advised me that I don't have to leave on the date given. They have told me my landlord will have to apply to the courts. Now I don't think this is fair its his property, he needs to live in his own house. Who should pay the court costs? And if nobody has to leave a property when served notice, What is the notice even for? Who created these rules? Who benefits from these rules? I will ask at the council on my next appointment. But in the meantime if any landlords or fellow evictees can answer me please comment.

Friday, 23 June 2017

How homelessness is perceived

How do you view the homeless? sleeping bags? shop doorways? begging? That's not always the reality. Ok I still have a roof over my head but on the 19th July 2017 I will officially be homeless. What will happen I don't know, where will I go I don't know, an no amount of research I do can I get answers.

I'm a mom, I'm a carer and I'm being evicted, through no fault of my own or my landlords. After 8 years and £52,000 paid in rent my home is no longer my home.

The point of this blog is to share my journey of uncertainty of what I am facing and others face on a daily basis. To find answers to the questions after receiving the section 21, also known as an eviction notice.

I'm hoping that the housing team at Birmingham city council can answer some of my many questions. But the earliest appointment I could get is the 7th July. so all I can do is pack an wait.