I have a small private pension
this is my possion
David Frederick Sanders
11 Greystoke House
Peckham SE15 6TQ
I have been refused succession of tenancy and I have received a 28 day eviction notice which will make me homeless can you help me.
I moved to the above address with my mum and dad in 1955. I was 8 years old I spent the next 14 years their all my childhood friends and memories are here. I have been coming and going to this my family home for the past sixty years my Grandmother and father died hear now my mother,.
In 2009, I was living and working in Spain, when I received news that my mother was seriously ill in hospital. I come straight back to find she had heart failure, fortunately she pulled through but was very dependant, as I am her only child so I decided to move back to take care of her taking early retirement and living with her.
She steadily regained her strength and was able to carry out most of her daily tasks.
As we are both independent people, I took lodgings close by so I could attend to her, staying at the flat for 4 to 5 days a week. I did this for about 4 years saving the social services a small fortune.
Late 2014 she started to get dizzy spells and was prone to falling she cut her leg badly and walking was now a problem.
In April this year I came home as usual to get the shopping and found her lying on the floor, she had been there for 17 hours. I call the doctor who sent a medic to check her out, I was told that if it had been winter she would have died, at this point I left my lodging and moved in so I could be with her 24/7.
I informed Bexley Council of the move and cancelled my housing and tax benefits, I also informing Southwark Council of the move and asking if there are any changes in the rent and council, no reply as yet the rent is still being paid by me at the rate set for my mum.
Some weeks later my mum had a bad turn and was taken to IC at Kings Collage where 10 days later she passed away cause of death unknown and is still with the coroner.
This was so unexpected as she seemed OK in herself, even the hospital doctor some three weeks earlier after a routine check had sent a letter saying Joyce was in good cheer and that they are going to cut back on her medication.
I still don’t have a cause of death certificate the coroner is still investigating this, and has issued me with an interim certificate so I could have her cremated 9 weeks after she died.
This has been the worst time of my life and to make things even worse ….............
Southwark Council via Ms Juliet Ugoji are saying that I cant stay in the flat and have serving me 28 day eviction notice with no offer to rehouse me.
My family have lived here for 60 years, rent and rates paid on time, and for the last 4 years I have paid all the bills personally and they are all in my name, I was born in Peckham as was my mum and dad, My Doctor, Dentist, Hospital, Banking, all my belongings and memories are at this address. Now at 68, I am not in good health awaiting surgery, and the council are making me homeless, have I no rights, where is the compassion, what am I to do, where will I go.