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Hi, I'm Lea and I have reviewed your query.
Have they informed you when the lift will be fixed?
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Are you wanting to stay until the lift is fixed?
Is this because you wish to apply for the tenancy again?
I presume they do not hold a possession order for the flat from the court?
In that case I think you can be a bit firmer with the local authority and inform them that it is impossible to move all your furniture without a lift that comes to the floor you live on and that as soon as the lift is fixed you will move all your furniture out and take up your tenancy in the new property.
The difficulty with this approach is that they are likely to ask you to pay rent on both properties, or they may withdraw the offer of the new tenancy.
However, what alternative do you have at this stage except to say you won't move until the lift is working, as you say the other option is not feasible for you. You could also try asking them to supply some removal men to move the stuff from your floor to the floor where the lift is.
There's not really a legal solution to this at present - they don't have a possession order, and it will take them more than four weeks to the end of December to get one, so they might as well let you have the extra time until the lift is fixed.
Does that help?
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