Hi, ...I lost my Job with the local Council about 16 years ago. At the time I lived in tied housing with my then 8 year old son and wife. It was arranged for me by the council to meet with a H/A guy and we were taken to look at a brand new 2-Bed house locally and within a few days moved in ( no waiting lists , Interviews, etc.)...
In the last few years we have spent a lot of money on the house. We couldn't afford this before as my sons education was paramount. I'm 63 now and due to illness have only been able to work partime. My Wife ( 53) works full time. I have been on Incapacity Benefit for the last 4 years.
Now do I have to give up my 2-bed Hse at my (our) age??? My son can't afford to rent privately and still lives at home....Our Rent is £ 450 per month for the house, which is very small by the way and has a very small garden and I wouldn't mind paying up to 20% more per month. In this area the equivalant would cost nearly £1000 to rent per month privately.
In Europe people have a far superior security in renting privately than here because People are NOT conditioned to own their Property and renting is the norm . Furthermore, in this country when reaching old age they risk having their own property taken away again to pay for their care.
In my Opinion that is perverse.