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Hi, welcome to JustAnswer. My name is Jo C, I’m a barrister with 12 years of experience and I am happy to help with your question today.
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The police do not normally get involved in evictions.
What happened 5 years ago and why have you done nothing about regularising the situation since in getting another rented property?
That is not the same as being evicted by the police. It would appear there was an incident and that there was either a bail condition on a restraining order preventing you returning to the house.
You can go to the Housing Department at the local authority but they will only normally put you on a list unless you have dependent children otherwise you are faced with private renting.
You will need to telephone the housing department at the Local Council and explain the urgency of the situation.
They may not be able to help because you do not have dependent children and so the only other alternative is private renting for which you would need to speak to a letting agent.
I not aware of anything. You would need to contact them.
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Hello my name is Jamie and I will help you with this.
What do you want to know about this today please?
You want to know if you are entitled to a Council property?
Why did the Police evict you?
Ok - so you want to know whether the Council are obliged to re-house you?
Do you have kids or anything with you, or are you on your own?
Ok - the Council isnt obliged to re-house you.
You are not a high priority since you dont have children etc.
They will be higher on the Council list than you.
Whilst you could apply for Housing Benefit so you can rent, you can contact the Council to see if anything is available.
But given that homeless people with children have a higher priority there may not be anything available.
But they may be able to assist with private rent.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today, please?
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Ok - but you can ask the Council.
You cant demand they give you one. if someone else is the higher priority they get in before you.But until you contact the Council and go on the list, you wont know.
Does that clarify?
Can I assist with anything else today?