Landlord wants to sell

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Hobson's choice , Brian.

Nobody in CarerLand is spared the indiginity of swallowing one's pride.

For far too many , there is NO safety net.

( Section 21 procedures ... posted on page 1 of this thread ... direct from the Shelter website. )
There's lots on the Shelter website, I've just looked.
Also, be sure to contact the council's Housing Officer.
Thanks for the replies. I'll contact Shelter tomorrow, although I think I know what they will say ("you're stuffed, go begging to the council"). Yes, there's lots of information on the Shelter site, but it basically just says if you get a section 21 you can't really fight it and it's only a matter of time before they evict you. No mitigating circumstances by the look of it. Good tenants, or bad tenants; old, or young; in good health or very bad. All are the same under Section 21.
Your welcome , Brian.

Let us know how you get on.
The last two months have been a total nightmare thanks to Section 21. In the end I was pressured by my letting agency into taking an expensive bungalow before the eviction process started. My 'landlord' wouldn't give us any extra time to find somewhere more suitable and I ended up paying a year's rent up front for a property I would never have wanted if I'd had more time to look. My mum being 89 and very ill, cut no ice with him. He obviously has no conscience or empathy. The stress my mum went through is indescribable. On the evening of the move it all got too much for her, and she collapsed in an unresponsive state, with me rushing her to hospital, where she stayed for the next 8 days. She regained consciousness while in A&E, but her COPD symptoms had intensified and she had developed atrial fibrillation and other problems. I was now left with sorting out the move, while spending most of the day at the hospital for the next 8 days. She now has her previous conditions of COPD, chronic Lyme (both now worse), poor hearing/vision etc, etc, as well as side effects from all the new drugs they are making her take. She hates the new house: everything takes a lot of walking to get to and she can't get used to it. The road the house is on is extremely busy and full of traffic. Yesterday the vet phoned to tell me my cat had been run over and taken there. This morning I was informed he had died in the night. Before we moved here I knew he would be in danger, but I had no choice unless I felt like risking actual eviction. So even my cat is another victim of Section 21. My mum and I will really miss him. We are both distraught.
I have to say I feel a lot of hatred for my previous landlord doing this to us and the government for letting him have the power to do it.
Thanks for returning to the forum , Brian.

No enforced residential move is acceptable ... even more so in the aftermath that followed.

A recent posting in the main HOUSING thread will come as no great surprise to many :

Short-notice evictions face axe in tenant rights victory.

Housing campaigners hail government plans to scrap " No-fault " removals.

Housing campaigners have hailed a groundbreaking shift for tenants’ rights after the government announced plans to scrap “no-fault evictions”, which it described as the biggest overhaul for renters in a generation.

The government will consult on abolishing section 21 evictions in England, meaning private landlords would no longer be able to evict tenants from their homes at short notice and without good reason.

Currently landlords have the right to get rid of tenants with as little as eight weeks notice after a fixed-term contract has ended. The government said that section 21, which is notoriously hard to challenge, had become one of the leading causes of family homelessness.

Announcing the plans, Theresa May said tenants had the rights to feel secure in their home, settled in their community and able to plan for the future with confidence. “Millions of responsible tenants could still be uprooted by their landlord with little notice, and often little justification,” she said.

“This is wrong – and today we’re acting by preventing these unfair evictions. This important step will not only protect tenants from unethical behaviour, but also give them the long-term certainty and the peace of mind they deserve.”

The changes, which Shelter called “an outstanding victory” for renters, will in effect create open-ended tenancies and give tenants more reassurance that they will not face snap evictions if they complain about the poor quality of their accommodation.

Ever feel that the whole world is against you , Brian ???

More like pouring oil over burning waters ???

On behalf of us all on the forum , you have our sympathy in what has occured.
Thanks, I hope it goes through so that others are spared the misery of Section 21.
Hi Brian,
Thanks for the update. Very sorry to hear about your poor cat.

Are you going to stay put or plan to move in a year?

I hope your horrid landlord doesn't get the price he hoped for on his house, after all the stress he caused you both.

Melly1 wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:56 pm
Hi Brian,
Thanks for the update. Very sorry to hear about your poor cat.

Are you going to stay put or plan to move in a year?

I hope your horrid landlord doesn't get the price he hoped for on his house, after all the stress he caused you both.

Thanks, what made it worse is I could have gone to the vets to see my cat while it was still alive, but my mum is really bad now and I couldn't leave her alone. She had a breathing attack similar to an asthma attack when she heard he had been hit by a car. I will feel guilty about that for a long time.
Brian, you have nothing to feel guilty about.

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