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I have been asked to quit my flat in 2 months time. I am a

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I have been asked to quit my flat in 2 months time. I am a good tenant. But I have my disabled dad living in the flat next door to me and there has been problems with his flat. 1. The flat door is not secure because the door has warped. (It's a new build) All the metalwork for the door latches and locks has been removed by the site manager, to enable us to actually close the door. But we have been waiting for nearly 6 weeks for them to fit a new one. The other problem is my dad has 2 carers, they both need keys to be able to get in. I have asked for 1 key, to be given to lifeline as they have to ring me to gain entry, I have to go in the patio doors to let them in. If I am away then we have a problem. If they cannot gain access they will get the police to come and break in as their priority is the person in the flat. If his alarm goes off, it means there is a problem. I have been fighting for a year to get a key safe outside his door. They have now agreed to that and I have been and spent £30 on a key safe. But yesterday the landlord has issued me with a 2 month notice to quit my flat! Under section 21 and I know what that means. But the fact of getting rid of me is not going to get rid of the problem, so I take it my Dad will be getting notice too.
My dad is 85, disabled from a stroke and has dementia. I moved him 200 miles to live next door to me in March 2014. He is not going to understand what is going on and I really don't think his health with take the stress of it all. I have a disability too and one of my dad's carers is my carer too and everything has worked out really well over the last 12 months. Now because they don't want to take responsibility for disabled people they are asking us (me) to leave. They do have a disabled adapted flat the other side of me and these were rented to me as disable friendly. There have been other issues to do with the communal door not being disable friendly and they refused to do anything about it. I did say to the person trying to get the communal changed that I was scared that I would classed as a trouble maker and be asked to leave and now they have done just what I thought they would. With no care of what is going to happen to us both.
Not sure if I have a leg to stand on, but thought I would ask anyway.
Many thanks
Chrissy Richardson
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
What would you like to know about this please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Does the landlord have the right to just get rid of us because we would like him to be reasonable and not discriminate against disabled people? All we wanted was 'one' key and key safe to make my dad safe and secure.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
What type of contract are you on?