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I'm a student and a member of the bunch that sleep till noon and eat beans out of the tin right?  Wrong.  I have a job as deputy manager of a local charity shop and I do the admin of a local community group.  I am well entrenched in my community and the little old ladies give me a smile on my way down the street.

In four months I will be homeless...

Despite all this, in four months I will be homeless and there is absolutely nothing I can do about it.  I cannot move back home as my parents are no longer with us.  I cannot get housing association accommodation, as I do not have enough 'points', which seems to mean I am not an addicted single mother.  I cannot stay in the house I am in as I will have to pay council tax, and although I am willing to pay the landlord doesn't want the status of the house to change.  I cannot buy as I have no money at all; an income of 400 pounds a month with 200 pounds rent is not conductive to saving before you comment.

A bunch of house keys, cannot afford to buy or rent I cannot rent in the area as all the accommodation is for students, and I have no idea where else to go.

I need to have all this sorted out by July at the latest and you should see the amount of 'stuff' I actually have to move with.  What do I do, just move elsewhere?  Where do I pick?  How am I supposed to make that kind of decision while writing a dissertation and trying to get 45,000 words written by May as well as a job to live?

Any suggestions welcome...

By: Ariarnia


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Keith

Keith

Little sympathy here. My son was in university from 17 to 30 years of age and had to change his rented accommodation every year, he did not have a job and he did not receive assistance from me. He did it by sharing with friends. I think you have to get into the real world. I don't mean to upset you but life is not as easy as you would like it to be. I myself have had 30 addresses in my life and I have never been able to afford a removal company doing all the lifting on my own, you just get on with it .
Keith
25th Aug 14 13:03

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Beach-Sun-River

Beach-Sun-River

Henry the Lion.

Don't be so narrow minded. You remind me of Athair Siochian, the idiot who spends his life hating landlords because he was booted out of rental properties for not paying his rent on time. Landlords are a necessity in life.

I personally think it's great that investors buy properties to rent out. The thing that Athair Siochan never seems to understand is the FACT that rental properties are a necessity and many people rely heavily on them. I`ll give you some examples.
1. People that have sold their house and looking around to buy another.
2. People that constantly get relocated for work for months at a time
3. People want to "Try before they Buy" in a new area
4. People renovating, or rebuilding due to damage

All 4 cases above rely on the existence of rental properties. I myself have been forced to work interstate on many occasions and have had no other choice to rent my home out whilst renting another. It's the only way I could do it. I didn't want to sell my home because I knew I wanted to go back one day.

So according to Athair Siochian, this makes me a landlord which makes me the most evil thing on the earths surface. I think this highlights what an idiot Athair Siochain is.

Regards

Beach-Sun-River.
Beach-Sun-River
20th Sep 13 06:39

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Henry the Lion

Henry the Lion

Problem in the UK is that BUY TO LET parasites are all over town. Rents are excessive and exceed inflation and the cost of living. A roof over one's head is a necessity, not a luxury. This country only serves the haves while the have nots can continue to wallow in poverty.
Henry the Lion
18th Sep 13 11:18

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Nick

Nick

If u cannot afford a house, start breeding. Once u become a single mum with half a dozen children u'll find that life is so easy!
Nick
17th Sep 13 10:19

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pikey

pikey

"rehouse the nation"
"nationalize land"
Come on,if house prices crash builders wont build then youll have a proper crisis,who says young people need a house don't rent buy a caravan simple,if everyone does that second home owners are gonner dump there non tennented propertys on the market on mass
pikey
11th Sep 13 00:10

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John Beach

John Beach

Rental Properties are an essential part of our life. So many people take on temperary work interstate or miles away from their own home town. They rent temperarily because buying really doesn`t suit them. People also choose to rent in a new area to see if they like it. Its like try before buy. Uni students may also choose to rent while they study at uni which may be away from their home town.

Athair Siochain likes to talk about rental properties and landlords as though they are the most evil thing on the face of the earth. I actually rented my house out and rented elsewhere to take on temperary work away from home for 12 months. Does this make me an evil landlord too?

I think not.

Athair Siochain, you're over reaction yet again.
John Beach
9th Nov 12 03:51

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Johncornor

Johncornor

I'm not that very much of a world-wide-web reader to be honest, but your blog's certainly nice, looks like a good way to get more customers, keep it up!
Johncornor
16th Jun 12 12:17

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athair_siochain

athair_siochain

Rent assistance is a indirect payment to a greedy landlord, why dont the Authorities force the landlord to lower the rents? ANSWER IS SIMPLE the majority of politicians. lawyers and councilors are collectors of rent, think about this, and you will understand why greedy landlords are untouchable, they manipulate the market place, they force through legislation to create a landlord paradise, a free rein to charge what ever,those who pay most of what they earn in rent, are victims of greedy parasites. the work hard to support two families theirs and the landlords. the money they pay in rent is to finance the landlords investment, I often wonder what people have between their ears. because any intellegent human being should know landlords are no different than bedbugs, If a landlord could get $2000 a week rent for a dog kennel, that kennel would be said to be worth $2.000.000 this is how rents are determind on vaue, not on the comfort and lifestyle one gets from the rented property, why should rents be based on the size of the mortgage repayments of landlords.
athair_siochain
6th Apr 12 22:24

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Stalag 14

Stalag 14

It is not quite as clear-cut as you make out.
For instance all Local Authorities have a set rent for a particular type of property and area and if your rent is above this they will not pay it (Housing Benefit) only a portion of it.

If you are under 30 years of age you can only get “room rate” which can be as low as £40, so god help you if you live in a flat and you become unemployed because the LHA will not pay your rent only give you “room rate”

However the rules are different when it come to immigrants and natives of the UK who have many children.

As I have said before “subsidised breeding”
Stalag 14
9th Feb 12 16:52

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Jack

Jack

Extortionate rents! We're all sick and tired of hearing about the enormous rents paid by our benefit offices on behalf of benefit claimants. Let's get this subject on a platform that's easy to understand.

A. The only people who are silly enough to pay these extortionate rents...are the benefit offices.
B. If the benefit offices refused to pay these extortionate rents, make no mistake, those extortionate rents would come tumbling down.
C. And for the benefit of the unenlightened, the benefit offices raise the money to pay the landlords who demand extortionate rents...from the taxpayer.
Jack
9th Feb 12 16:28

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Boblet

Boblet

RachelBBC It simply is not true that young people cannot afford to pay rent, in our wonderful country. People who are on benefits or low income get their rent paid for them. There are thousands of flats laying empty because they are paid for by our wonderful housing benefit office paying Foreign landlords with the tenant living abroad. Ask all your young folk why they cannot get housing benefit then come back. Edwina Curry was right there is not a shred of evidence to back up any claim for hardship or homelessness in this fine country. Stop wasting our money through the BBC.
Boblet
17th Nov 11 17:55

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melly666

melly666

Head for being a 24/7 carer,although it's tough work,long hours and low pay..at least you get a roof over your head! I am in the same situation as yourself...can't rent a room on the low wages unless I don't eat and have no other options. It may be a temporary solution. At least you can save your money and take it from there......that's what I've had to do because of this.
melly666
24th Sep 11 18:09

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MikeP

MikeP

" Apply to London council you will get a nice mansion.
*Boblet 08-Feb-2011 20:15"

Only if they are illegal immigrants, asylum seekers, convicted criminals, paedophiles, or pikeys. If they are white native Europeans they are at the back of the queue.
MikeP
8th Feb 11 22:00

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Boblet

Boblet

You do not say what country you are from. In the UK no person has to sleep on the street. Those that do choose to. Apply to London council you will get a nice mansion.
Boblet
8th Feb 11 20:15

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destressedperson

destressedperson

Me and my partner are renting a room in a flat share, we have got behind on rent by a few days and cannot sort any money out quick enough, so we are facing getting evicted, we have no family or friends that we could stop with for a short while and cannot get any help from the government. we have a lot of stuff and are panicing!! we also have no money to live on due to unforseen circumstances.... in the long run we will be able to sort our selfs out, but what are we meant to do for now? we only have a couple of days and there are no hostels anywhere where we live!! omg what do we do???? help please!
destressedperson
8th Feb 11 19:32

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