A woman says her mum died – only for her housing association to kick her out of her home days later. They handed her a list of homeless charities, she said.
Jennifer Rodden, 20, lost mum Alison last year. She said: “It was a housing association, you have a specific landlord from that association who worked for them.
“They actually came to me and spoke to me when it happened. They did a full check on my income while I was working and they told me it all got accepted.
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“I could afford to pay the rent, which I comfortably could. It was cheaper rent than anywhere that I’m gonna have to pay now when I do move into my own place. They credit checked everything. After that I thought I was going to be able to take over this tenancy. But then after all that, they then said, ‘Oh, well, we have a policy like when a tenant dies, like a child can’t take over.’
“They kept saying it was because I was a child. I was about to turn 20 at the time, so that was wrong.” Jen added: “I got legal experts involved, they managed to help me. They told the housing people that they were in the wrong and that they didn’t have any rights to charge me because I was just a child living there like I wasn’t the tenancy holder.
“But regardless of all the help that I did get, I still had to be out after they’d given me a notice. They actually didn’t give me a notice at first, they did just turn up and said ‘you need to get out as soon as possible’. But then once I spoke to legal experts at Citizens Advice, they told the housing association you need to give her a notice you’re doing it wrong.”
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