yes but the account as been in arrears sinces the start of the introductory tenancy as I was out of work when I started it, I have been making sporadiac payments when I was working part time, I have only recently secured full time employment, the introductory tenancy is for 12 months but this is not yet complete as I have not been in the property for 12 months
All I recieved was a back dated to december notice to quit and then a seeking possession letter from lambeth crown court for 19th May and just recently a letter from the council after saying if I cleared the arrears and set up a monthly standing order as garrantee for future rent they would stop the pocession proccess. The issue is I dont have the funds to clear the arrear outright. I phone the income officer and tried to dicuss the case but they said because of procedure they could not set up a repayment plan with me. I told them I had the funds to make first payment and she urged me to make payment as it would show good faith to the judge but it would stop the process
No the date for the court hearing for the possession order is 19th may, the council are seeking it
So would you advice be to make payment as £650 would only represent £210 off the arrears but rent paid in full for the month and hope the judge instructs the council the only problem is if I lose I would be homeless for at least a month until I have a accumilated 2 month pay to afford private rent. I understand I have to clear the arears no matter what the out come but I wouldn't be in position to begin that until I have secured alternative accomedation. The problem their being the time I would have to vacate the property, If I retained the money I could leave within 1 month as I would have 2 months rent available to me. If I paid the money I would need to stay for 2 months and I am concerned that with that 2 month window the council would have escalted the eviction process to literarily putting me out on the street via county court sheriffs. I need to ensure I have a home as that would not only affect me but affect the level of access I have to my daughter as without a home I would not be able to have her overnight.