Alex Watts : Hello my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will help you with this. Please note that I am a working Solicitor and may be on and offline as I have to attend Court and meet with clients, even at weekends. As such you may not get an instant response when you reply, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return You do not need to wait here as you will get an email when I reply.
Alex Watts : Do you have a tenancy agreement at all please? When was notice given?
No I dont have a tenancy agreement, the arrangement is between Greenwich ss and the landlord. I was given verbal notice only by Greenwich ss 4 weeks ago tomorrow. The landlord has always refused to give me anything in writing.
Alex Watts : By law they have to give you 2 months notice.
Alex Watts : But if you refuse to leave the landlord would have to get a court order in any event.
Alex Watts : But yes you can be asked to leave but you must be given 2 months notice.
Alex Watts : If you refuse to leave and court proceedings are issued then the council will look at alternative accommodation and generally not before.
Alex Watts : I know this sounds crazy but as a local authority lawyer I can tell you this is the procedure.
Alex Watts : Once an order for possession had been made then the council will look to rehouse you.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Thank you so much for your help Alex. Does my status in the country affect my situation? I was allowed to stay under Ruiz Zambrano in December 2013 with 5 year rule, permission to work or start business. I am Jamaican but my son has a British by birth father and a british passport. I have a NI number.
Alex Watts : It makes no difference.
Alex Watts : Does that clarify?