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Hi, thank you for your question, just a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-Are the parents married?
-Is the new property ready to live in?
-Is the property suitable for them to occupy?
-What is the father's gross income?
-What other assets does the father have?
Firstly, if the mother has no income or employment she would be eligible to apply for income support, child benefit and possibly child tax credit.
In relation to the homes, as they are not married she has no automatic right to the properties. If she is "evicted" from the grandfathers home she should immediately present to her local authority housing department as homeless and they will assess if they have a duty to accomodate her - if the children are in her care and she is not intentionally homeless and has a right to live in the UK then they are likely to agree that they have a duty. They will initially provide her with temporary/emergency accommodation, with a view to something more permanent. She would also be assessed for housing benefit.
She will also be able to apply for child maintenance through the Child Maintenance Service who will assess the father's legal obligation and provide a weekly amount he has to pay - they will discuss ways they can collect and enforce payment.
Further to this, she will have a right to apply under the Children Act*****Form A1 for the father to provide housing for the benefit of the children - the "new build" can be the asset in such proceedings and the court will assess both their circumstances and decide what is in the children's best interest.
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