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  • Tenant Referencing

    Living in outhouse with toddler!!

    Been living in this outhouse for 2 and half years, after moving we found out we are expecting baby and now she is 20 months. We are quiet, hardly invite anyone here and apart from once never had noise issue and that was also a year ago.

    All of sudden someone has complained to local council about us living here and now landlord asking us to find alternative. Landlord been great, helpful and supportive all these years. Now worried to move out all of sudden with toddler. 

    Can someone advise on what to do please?

    We only pay rent and no other bills as its all inclusive. Not sure if the outhouse is rentable and some neighbors are just jealous.
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    Go to your nearest Citizens Advice Bureau and ask for help.

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    Someone most likely complained because they were worried for the health and wellbeing of you and your family - and they are right to be.

    There is no way you should be living in an outhouse.  Otherwise known in the media as "beds in sheds".   It probably does not conform to minimum living standards and I doubt it has planning permission to used as a dwelling.

    You should consider this an opportunity to get yourself housed into decent and compliant accommodation as it is almost certain your landlord has been breaking multiple laws and may be in serious trouble with the council for this.

    Contact Citizens Advice for assistance or contact the housing department of your local authority and ask them to come and inspect where you are living so that you can be moved into better accommodation.

    Good luck and I hope this results in you finding decent and safe accommodation for you and your family.

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    Great advice, I really hope your message makes it through to Nikhil and her family.
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