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Being evicted due to demolition

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by laffs83, 10 May 2010.

  1. laffs83

    Gangster

    Joined: 9 Oct 2009

    Posts: 150

    Location: Leeds,UK

    My council property is being knocked down (thank god) and we obviously have to move out fairly soon. We have been given access to the housing register with a priority stamp and will receive £4600 by way of 'compensation' to decorate a new home, put towards deposit on a mortgage, or whatever we want to do with it.

    Now, the local housing officer has outlined what we are entitled to and what we can expect, but I am aware that she is acting on behalf of the council and will obviously be giving us the 'what they want us to hear' speech, if there is such a thing. I want to know what our real, legal entitlements are but I am struggling to find any relevant information on the net.

    Does anyone know anything about this, or know the best place to find out, short of employing a solicitor?
     
  2. Beerbaron

    Soldato

    Joined: 28 Feb 2006

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    Location: Beds

    CAB
     
  3. DJMK4

    Capodecina

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    Location: S.Wales

    As above, citizens advise
     
  4. anything I don't mind

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 28 Dec 2009

    Posts: 13,054

    Location: london

    £4600 what a joke, typical.

    I could do with £4600 myself, pay off my debt perfectly. Seeing as they take £10000 a year from me, see it as a present from me.
     
  5. friddela

    Hitman

    Joined: 10 Feb 2006

    Posts: 865

    Location: Nottingham

    Though I'm not a fan of how much money gets handed out 'willy nilly', you know next to nothing about his circumstances and therefore in no place to judge.

    Please step down from that high horse.
     
  6. mavers

    Gangster

    Joined: 13 Jan 2009

    Posts: 410

    CAB as above. IIRC they have to give you enough notice (not sure if its a month or two)
     
  7. JRS

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Jun 2004

    Posts: 17,030

    Location: Burton-on-Trent

    Is the air a bit thin up at that altitude on your high horse?

    Going to echo the others - go see someone at the CAB.
     
  8. "andy"

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    :rolleyes:
     
  9. Goberpiles316

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Jul 2003

    Posts: 3,249

    Location: Westergate

    My Nan got moved out of a council property, got all her moving costs paid, a brand new property and if she does not move back to the propertie when its rebuilt she will also get 10k, they moved her from Council to housing association.
     
  10. SlugForAButt

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Sep 2009

    Posts: 2,568

    Location: God's own country

    I agree completely!
    I can't afford to insulate my house atm, but if I was on benefits I'd have it done for free.
    I'm still paying off the thousands of pounds it cost me to have my kitchen done to a reasonable standard, yet I can afford to subsidise other people moving house?
    It seems a shameful waste of taxpayers money to "compensate" someone for relocating them into other, presumably better taxpayer subsidised housing.

    Shame!

    EDIT: And the best part is... HE WANTS MORE!
     
  11. wannabedamned

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    ...Is the OP not paying Tax?
     
  12. SlugForAButt

    Mobster

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    Location: God's own country

    Even if he is... is he not subsidised by everyone else?

    EDIT: Or do we choose what our taxes are spent on specifically now? If that's the case, I want my taxes paid towards a conservatory on my house and an all expenses paid blowout in Vegas thanks.
     
    Last edited: 10 May 2010
  13. Fiocca

    Hitman

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    Location: Swindon

    Not really if he is working then no. The council property was obviously paid for years ago so in effect he is just renting like anybody else. The reason there is compensation is because they are being forced from their home which is not only stressfull but costly.
     
  14. SlugForAButt

    Mobster

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    Location: God's own country

    So this is you putting your reputation on the line and stating his council housing is not subsidised by the taxpayer at large? ;)
    How willing are you to confirm that is your belief?
     
  15. TJM

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Jun 2007

    Posts: 2,379

    You scumbag!! A council house!! How dare you have the audacity not to live on the street, where you belong!!

    *foams at mouth*
     
  16. SlugForAButt

    Mobster

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    Here we go... :rolleyes:
     
  17. Rroff

    Man of Honour

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    If your paying £10000 in tax a year you must be earning quite a bit... its no ones fault but your own if you can't manage your money properly...
     
  18. Strife212

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    How could you believe that post was serious ._.
     
  19. wannabedamned

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    I'm guessing by this statement you're saying...

    Council house = Benefit recipient

    ?

    If thats the case then you have no idea of the state of the country.
     
  20. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    I think its generally accepted that council housing is a form of benefit, yes.