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Do I have a right for a council flat? I live in Brent since

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Customer: Do I have a right for a council flat? I live in Brent since 2013, August I rent a room - en-suite, with a shared kitchen. So, strictly speaking it's shared accommodation. In 2013 yet, I have asked the local council to be put into the waiting list. Their answer was: no, you are housed adequately. But I am not. All I have is a bedroom (that is used as my office as well) and a bathroom; no living room, shared kitchen; no legal right even to have my own kettle in the room. I am a single female; 49 years old; self-employed; monthly income about £180 per week + HB. As far as I know in Brent there is a 5 years residence requirement to be included into the waiting list and to bid for one bed properties.
JA: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: Well, I applied back in 2013 yet. I received a reply from Council telling me that I was properly housed. I believe I did not keep it.
JA: Where is the flat located?
Customer: Brent, Northwick Park village, HA1 3GN. Network Homes Association.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No, that's all Unless you have questions.
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Property Law
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Customer: replied 16 days ago.
OK I can wait. I am ready to provide any additional information if required.
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