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Hi I've lived in my council house with my 4 kids for over 20 years.

I have had a few issues and have missed a few rent payments over the last few years. The council ( housing association) are now taking me to court in early Nov to repossess the house.

 

Last payment was missed in August 2017 .

I set up a payment plan in Sept 2017 and haven't missed any since.

They asked for £417 and that's what I set up.

 

The council however are still taking me to court with costs of £350 which I can't afford.

 

Clause 2.9 on the letter states 'if the tenant complies with the agreement made the landlord should agree to postpone court proceedings so long as the tenant keeps to the agreement.

 

I have always worked but am on low wage and I have always struggled.

 

Recently I had problems with tax credits and they made an overpayment which they took without notice.

I had given them all my work details so it was completely their error.

 

Then I had two emergency pet bills as my beloved dog had to be put down

 

I live here with my three kids and desperately don't want to be evicted.

The youngest is at college and the others are older

 

Any advice very much appreciated

 

Thanks

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Andy


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The landlord has issued a claim?

 

When was this claim issued?

 

What are the particulars?

 

Can you post the exact wording of the claim against you?

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Hi, you can defend the eviction by submitting a defence to court.

 

 

What date is the court hearing?

 

 

How much are the total arrears ?


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