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  1. The solicitor cant apply for legal aid in time and documents have to be submitted to court and Local housing authority by 1pm tommorow. The solicitor advised I write a statement for the magistrate explaining the situation. and im guessing throw ourselves on the mercy of the court. After doing some digging today, she cant get utility bills to prove proof of residency, plus the meters have been changed several times. Housing benefit and rent statements show when rent became due then there is a large amount creditied to the account. 2 weeks later a larger sum was added to the rent account and put
  2. well thats with the solicitor now, but from what I remember it was grounds 1 and 2 of the housing act under 2 there is a hole list of clauses cited. After speaking with the solicitor we have to get proof of her learning disability which social services are ringing me about tommorow. Proof of living at the address for 2 years. This is where we have hit a brick wall, there are no utility bills paid over 2 years, along with no rent ,council tax , this I found out today, so now I dont know what to think, you cant go 2 years with out paying anything to anyone and her learning disability isnt signif
  3. The grounds are as follows. rent arrears, other breach of tenancy ,actual of threatened ASBO actual or threatened use of the property other not using the property as your principal home. The lady has learning disabilitys, her solicitor didnt represent her in court and if the council had supported back when she lost her children she wouldnt be in the mess the fact that she has been left to rot and let down by all services involved is whats shocking. She hasnt the ability to understand what goes on around her let alone deal with the mess she is in. If her solictor had represented her properly an
  4. also ive just found the homeless section on the forums so apologies for posting in the wrong section if i have x
  5. Thanks for taking the time to read and reply, just having a bit of a panic but feel a bit more confident, obviously getting her represented first but will chase up all nessacary other agencys xxx
  6. I have before this in regards to the ladys situation when i found out she was being evicted . but as she had legal representation they couldnt do anything. Is it worth speaking to them again do you think ?
  7. The solicitor also said in the meeting the day before court that she was very very pessimistic because her hb wasnt backdated and when she gave us the ballifs warrant she had put down it was uncontested or words to that effect.
  8. No the day before. She has only ever seen the solicitor twice the rest of the time its form filling with her junior , this was the meeting before court, the lady didnt get a chance to speak to her in at the court as the claiments barrister told her she was going to fire her so she came over got the lady to sign to say she no longer wanted her services shouted about legal aid being wasted and went .she has complex needs according to the report from 2008 she fails to understand the impact and complexity of situations she can read and write but i ve found out she was in special education at scho
  9. I spoke to a solicitor on the phone and told him what I said above and he thought that at the eviction/seeking possesion stage it could have been argued as no appeal was put in from looking at her court documents, but then im not sure what i would be looking for anyway. I have a possible solicitor lined up locally but cant contact them till monday morning. Surely the Local housing Authority should have a duty of care to her?
  10. main reason was not asking for a stay in regards to executing the balliffs warant. The cab said she should apply for a stay of this but the solicitor wanted to agree,and push through the warrant plus she didnt explain things to the lady so most of it she didnt understand,she refused to acept she had a learning disability and shouted at the lady till she was in tears. I spoke to the solicitor on duty who represented her he managed to get the case adjourned so we can get medical evidence to support her disability, the council want all details in regards to the housing benefit claim, as twic
  11. social services are allocating her a social worker and she is in the system. gp has refered her for another learning disability assensment which again is in the process of being sorted. housing benefit refused her claim for back dating and told family mosaic (support workers) when they rung them that she needs to open a new claim which she has done cancelling out the previous one and any chance of back dating. currently she is on job seekers allowance has no housing benefit in place because they are still processing that as well . Cab have tried to help but cant do any more. im trying to find
  12. She is being evicted on the grounds of rent arrears her property caught fire she was moved into alternative accomodation and then returned to the property ,at this point she didnt realise her housing benefit had been stopped so didnt renew a claim , she just left it ignored letters and now owes a good few thousand , the council dont believe she has a learning disability but several agencys including social services have agreed to support her should she stay in her flat . plus she had a psychological assesment done for court in 2008 for social services who removed her children based parti
  13. well i work as a therapist so just use client and advocating because due her learning disability she doesnt always get her needs met , essentially a friend introduced her to me at a volunteer soup kitchen and been trying to help her out please excuse my terms just trying to make her sound like a person rather than this woman or girl or lady ok,plus i dont have no agency to back me up so am trying to remain somewhat professional, its not like shes a neighbour or friend, and i didnt know everything was as complicated as it was but what can i do no proper advocacy services or either social
  14. Hi guys I really need some advice in regards to a legal matter. i am advocating for a lady with learning disability we were in court friday over ballifs warrant and getting it stayed. The day before the lady and myself met the solicitor and she was awful to my client, she had her in tears. We discussed it and went to court the following morning . the claimant which is the local housing authority sent there barrister over to us before our solicitor arrived. my client wanted to fire her solicitor and have the duty solicitor to represent us and push for an adjournment so she could be repres
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