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I am sorry to hear about this. Is your nephew on the lease, as I note the council owns 45%?
I see. Legally, he doesn't have any claim to the property. But you could bring this to the council's attention.
Legally, they can.
I am sorry I don't have a better answer for you.
However, pleas check with the council as they can intervene!
If he is at risk to be homeless, yes, they have a duty to house him.
No problem, I hope everything works out well for you and your nephew. Best wishes and thank you for using our service.