Marc Gander - The Consumer Survival Handbook


A 220 page introduction to all things consumer related by our own BankFodder.

Includes energy companies, mobile phone providers, retailers, banks, insurance companies,debt collection agencies, reclaim companies, secondhand car sellers, cowboy garages, cowboy builders and all the rest who put their own profits before you.

£6.99



Patricia Pearl - Small Claims Procedure - A Practical Guide


An excellent guide for the layperson in how to use the County Court - a must if you are intending to start a claim.

£19.99 + £1.50 (P&P)


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    Default Moving with a suspended possession order council

    I had a suspended possession order granted to the council back in 2010 for non payment of arrears, since then I have paid my arrears religiously at the amount set by the court.

    I had another baby last year and we currently have 5 people living in our 2 bedrooms home! I have 2 boys in 1 bedroom aged 11 and 7 and me and my partner share a bedroom with our 10 month old daughter.

    I requested a move from the council but I was told I cannot move due to the suspended possession order. My housing officer stated though if I had spare bedrooms this would be a different story!

    They have recently closed down our local community legal advice centre so I am really at a brick wall with getting some advice on this. I have trawled online looking for something but I can't find a thing.

    What I really don't understand is they are moving people that are being hit with the bedroom tax wether or not they have arrears or a suspended possession order yet because I have no spare bedrooms I cannot move! Surely it would be just the same paperwork if I were to move?

    Is there anyone out there that knows anything about this sort of thing?


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    Default Re: Moving with a suspended possession order council

    You could give Shelter a ring - telephone no is 08088004444 (they're not just for homelessness), they can give you advice on problems with all areas of housing, including local authority/arrears etc - the lines can be quite busy but it's worthwhile to keep trying.


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    Default Re: Moving with a suspended possession order council

    Quote Originally Posted by skylarker1 View Post
    What I really don't understand is they are moving people that are being hit with the bedroom tax wether or not they have arrears or a suspended possession order yet because I have no spare bedrooms I cannot move! Surely it would be just the same paperwork if I were to move?
    Until bedroom tax came in, most Councils would not move anyone unless they cleared their arrears.

    However with the introduction of the bedroom tax, arrears are increasing. So Councils will sometimes allow people to move as those affected will not be able to cover bedroom tax and rent arrears payments which would result in ballooning arrears.

    How much are your arrears? Is there anyway you could clear them?



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