Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Has she made a homeless application to the Council yet please?
Yes but she has been told that because she made herself homeless instead of waiting for a court order to vacate the premises she is very low down the pecking order of priority of needs.
Indeed. You want to know do you have to take her in?
Hold old is she please?
She is 36.
Ok - and you want to know whether legally you have to take her in, is that right?
Well yes, but my belief is that I do not have to take her in, and indeed if I did welcome her in I would make my situation difficult in terms of getting her out again!!1I feel very vulnerable and threatened by the situation, and wonder whether a solicitors letter to show to the police if they ever came would assist??The child does not want her mother to come into the house either.
You are correct, you dont have a right to take her in
If you did you are entitled to get her out at any time with reasonable notice.
But its a matter for you. To be honest if she made herself homeless then she should deal with it
She can still rent from the private sector and could be entitled to some or all benefit
But she does not have to need a Council house, she can do this private
There are plenty of properties up for rent
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
I don't want to even be in a position to give reasonable notice.I know that there are plenty of places to rent,but she is continuing to hold on to the hope that her daughter will want to return to be with her. They are undergoing counselling,but that is going nowhere!!She is looking therefore for a two bedroom place, and she is in competition with everyone else, particularly proffessional people,and she comes lower down the pecking order for that.
Ok - then you don't need to let her stay
You are under no obligation to let her move in
You can say no
If she turns up you and refuses to leave you can call the Police
I need to know if a solicitors letter or any other letter would be of help to show the police. should I inform the police in advance?
Yes it would certainly help if you can do that, but there is a cost
I would also inform Police of the upcoming potential problem so they can flag it
Does that help?
She is threatening to set up a tent in the garden!!!
You can just get it removed and call the Police
What happens if she breaks the door down?
Call the Police, its criminal damage
Would you say then that I would be best advised to stick to my guns and just refuse, even though she has a 15 year old daughter living in the house??
Yes I would refuse. She made her own choice
Thank you for your advice.
Is there anything else I can help with today?
no thank you very much.
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