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  1. Hey, So yeah i managed to get advice from shelter the first time she tried to evict the first house group 4 years ago. I used that exact law on the security deposit and her having the right to tell us within 30 days of where it is secured. She didn't want to be taken to court by all 5 tenants so she dropped the eviction threats (which were all on her for giving us all different contract dates but was trying to force us to sign a joint contract with fixed terms) Nevertheless, over my journey i have had to come to know a lot about landlord and tenancy law but there is still always so much to know! Thank you for the links, I will have a look through them. Re the case from 2012, It will take a lot of time and energy however, if i can get a care-leaver status then i'll be entitled to some help with claiming benefits whilst i study to help with extra costs. I hope Coram can help with this but we shall see, i'll be doing my best to get hold of whatever files i can myself too. Thank you again for all the assistance and i'm happy i have found a platform to help with such things!
  2. Dear Stu007, I've realised that it will take me some time for the case that i have from when i was 15. Coram Voice are helping me with getting the ball rolling with this, so hopefully i'll get all i need from them regarding the info for policies back in 2012. Re my current housing situation, she has done this via whats app and i have the proof and screen shots of this. I've also learnt that there isnt much she can do as we have a signed contract until Sep 2020 so that has relaxed me a little. Thank you again for the support and advice its truly appreciated. Best wishes, KM
  3. Dear All, I am incredibly grateful for the amount of useful information that has been provided. I want to firstly share a brief update on the outcome of speaking with Coram Voice. They have agreed to give me advocacy via telephone calls, until i get documents to them. However, using the SAR route, i will be able to access these. Before i go down that route, I have had a phone call back today from the housing association that housed me when i was under 18. They have given me my social workers contact details who will be able to access all my files. In the meanwhile, they are also going through their archives to see if the have anything to support my case further. Re current situation with housing, we are all students renting privately from her. I still have all the proof from over the years of all her invalid abuse and threats of eviction. We have in fact got a contract signed until Sep 2020. So i believe, despite her threats, she legally cannot get me out and will have to honor the contract? please correct if i am wrong as i know she is trying to get the eviction on the grounds of a break-in that occurred in the house and she is blaming me although it had nothing to do with me. I was the one who called and spoke to the police, one tenant in the house who was not even present at the time had told her fibs. On this basis, she is threatening eviction. However, i have tried to get advise elsewhere on this too and i believe due to the contract and her having a lack of proof let alone good faith within me, she cannot kick me out. I am also not in arrears and the only times i have been is when i haven't had student finance over the summer and found it hard to find a job quick enough. During these times, i have sent her proof of my finances coming and dates where i can pay, which i have stuck too. There are messages and emails and bank statements to back all of this and as advised i will keep all of this and a paper trail too. I feel like i have the ball rolling now with a lot of support and info! i cannot thank you all enough for showing me other ways to speed up the process with gaining help and getting a care-leavers status.. hopefully i will be eligible for housing and also all the other benefits which entail with it !My uni and college havent been as supportive and i believe once i get this status, they will be able to help more. Again, thank you all for your time and great help! Have great days all!
  4. Hi HoneyBee, Thank you for replying! i have actually had their support in the past with advice and laws to state to this landlady. Over the years it has always been different reasons to why she wanted me out. re the housing situation - i was estranged from my family at the age of 15. I was then housed by a housing association when i was 16/17yrs. Whom i have contacted for further documents. Then years later i was house by the YMCA is London South West. I was evicted from here for going to university, on the basis of me becoming a full-time student, i would no longer be eligible for housing benefit, hence why the YMCA had to let me go. Now, after a few years of private renting from this landlady, who has taken me on without a guarantor, has again stated she wants me evicted for something that was not my fault. Again, i feel like she just wants me out and as i will no longer be a student come September, when the contract finishes, i will not know where to go or live as i do not have a parents home to go to and doubt i will have funds for a deposit for a new place, let alone the rent upfront that most landlords ask for. I understand this situation is messy and i am not clear on what help i am asking for. However, any advice on this situation and ways of either authorities or charities being able to assist or help or even house would be gracefully appreciated as i believe, from reading from the Child Law's website, that being a child in need at 15 should hold some weight towards a councils duty to care. I hope this makes more sense of this situation. Many thanks again.
  5. I am a 24yr old, full-time student, within my final year and on a casual contract. I have had my accommodation, which is privately rented for the fourth year. Every year for the renewal of the contract, the landlady has verbally and via what’s app, threatened to evict me. Whilst I have had arrears in the past, I have always paid off outstanding balances from the date promised. I am currently seeking advocacy to help support me with this situation as I do not feel like I am able to deal with the landlady/councils by myself. I have approached Coram Voice for support with advocacy. In order to get advocacy, I have been told by Coran Voices, I require certain documents of my need’s assessment, which was made when I was 15. Runnymede council, who conducted the assessment have advised that they cannot find this on the system. I have contacted the housing association within Spelthorne, where I was first house and am awaiting on a reply. Please can I get advice on how to help myself further – 1) Is there an advocacy alternative to Coram? 2) I would really be grateful if someone can direct me to an online resource to help figure out my rights regarding the council and my housing situation Ideally, I would like to move from my current situation, to somewhere more secure and longer term.. i appreciate those who have read this and thanks for your time.
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