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Illegally Evicted and back to the Council (Eviction series, part 6) 


Reported by Andrea

Published on Thursday, November 16th, 2023

Accommodation Bureaucracy Eviction Mental Health
Blogs Reports

Illegally Evicted and back to the Council (Eviction series, part 6) 


Written by Andrea

Published on Thursday, November 16th, 2023

Accommodation

Bureaucracy

Eviction

Mental Health

In this piece Andrea continues to talk about her battle dealing with a sudden, illegal eviction. She describes the feeling of gridlock as she is sent here and signposted back there. 

Read the previous report in Andrea’s eviction series 

This afternoon I received a message from the landlord saying he had noticed I still haven’t paid my holding deposit, and that the council are inspecting the property tomorrow. 

I responded that the council will be paying the holding deposit to him after the inspection. 

I have never experienced going through an illegal eviction and having to find somewhere straight away. I can only describe it as anxiety overload, sitting around waiting for answers you’re never going to get without you chasing it. 

You get signposted to organisations that don’t have the capacity to support you, so they signpost you to the services that you have been rejected from. 

It’s mind-blowing that this situation has been left to fester, with local authorities strapped for cash and central government refusing to fund them so services can run for the needs of the people. As I continue going through these wild times, I can’t help thinking things can’t get worse than this. 

 

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Written by Andrea


I am a freelance journalist interested in empowering vulnerable communities to have their stories heard

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One thought on “Illegally Evicted and back to the Council (Eviction series, part 6) 

  1. The fact that The Private Renters’ Bill has been recently shelved, and seems indefinitely shelved – looming elections, pass the buck, let the next bunch of guys/gals handle it, et cetera…it doesn’t logically seem that any minister is going to be to effectively busy dealing with this crisis… always, that good ol’ back burner is within easy reach. sssuunn of a bayitch situation…

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