The status is up and running and has been for about 4 years now, depending upon my income it changes from time to time but is a constant and live claim.
The shortfall is worked out periodically when I report a change to my circumstances or they want an update, then I fill out an income and expenses form and they calculate if I owe them money which I pay back gradually off each of my payments from them or if they owe me money, they then reimburse me.
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I want to try for a council property in my area. I was informed by housing benefit that when the landlord puts the rent up I bring the new tenancy agreement to them with all relevant documentation, bank statements etc. and they will refuse to pay this as it is over their limit. Then the landlord goes to court to evict me and upon receipt of notice to quit, which they tell me is eight weeks I come to the housing dept and inform them. Next, I have to stay in the place where I am right up until the day of eviction and then present myself back to the council as homeless and provided I'm on the housing list, they will give me emergency/temporary housing whilst I bid for somewhere permanent.
My concern is that because I've signed the tenancy agreement, I will be weakening or voiding my claim to being emergency/temporarily housed by the council.
Am I supposed to refuse to sign the tenancy agreement and go straight to eviction and on what grounds in order to protect myself from being homeless with no cushion. The reason I ask is because the woman at housing benefit also said that I won't get help if I'm being evicted due to rent arrears and if I sign the agreement then I'm agreeing to this rent and maybe voiding my rights to the sort of help that I need at this time.
I would have refused to sign yes.
Then the Landlord could have asked you to leave
If you are evicted for rent arrears the Council are unlikely to help
I would have not signed and ask the Landlord to start possession proceedings
I am sorry if this is not necessarily the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything else for you today please?
Ok, so can the landlord revoke that tenancy agreement to one I can afford for a short period and then issue another with the estate agent at the much higher price which I then refuse to sign?
IF he is willing to yes.
Does that help?
And what is the shortest rental period he can make a contract for?
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Hello Alex, if you wouldn't mind just outlining the terms of revoking a tenancy agreement to me. Is there a time limit and does one have to provide a reason and are there limits to these reasons?
If the Landlord consents he can just revoke it, its that somple
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