Housing Association

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  1. Sophie_P

    Sophie_P Well-Known Member

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    We currently have a two bed housing association house, me and partner in one room and my ten year old stepson in the other. What would housing association say about moving us when I fall pregnant and there being no room? X
     
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    It all depends. It depends on the sex of your baby I would say. In my area two children of the same sex can share until they are 16 therefore not classed as overcrowded.

    The other thing is most councils / housing association don't take into consideration the fact you're pregnant, they only take not once you've had the baby. Hope this helps x


     
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    same sex can share till 16, also depends were you live I have friends with a one bedroom flat 2 girls her and her partner and there only in band c bidding which can be a 5 year plus waiting list. What area do you live In
     
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    Don't forget the new tax on bedrooms in April. Got leaflet from my housing the other day.



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    We don't have any empty bedrooms hun. I don't know much about this but house is full of mould that won't shift so i'm a tad worried about getting pregnant and bringing a baby back here x
     
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    Housing should do something hun. We just have to ring n they book appointment for repairs. X

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    they won't do anything hun, they said it's because washing dries on radiators and we have a tumble dryer. environmental health are no better they said get your stepson to scrub it off with bleach. x
     
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    Omg. That's a rubbish housing. I would move. X

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    we cannot move hun,we've tried bidding but it's too hard. my partner is registered disabled and cannot breath due to mould. what we supposed to do, would a health visitor let me bring a baby back to mould? x
     
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    I can't offer any advice but I am horrified that they said for you to get your step-son to scrub it off with bleach?? thats ridiculous!! I would put in a complaint about that as thats unacceptable to suggest that. Could you not see about an exchange? even somewhere with same amount of rooms? I don't know much about housing association so not sure how it works but doesn't seem right to leave you in a property full of mould x
     
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    Were looking for exchanges. I think that'd the best option x

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    environmental health were more interested in our cats than the house. we have thought about local mp but I dont want the added stress whilst ttc. don't know what to do for the best. x
     
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    why dont you ring citizens advice for some advice?
     
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    Ok, firstly the council/housing association won't be interested until the baby is actually born, then if it's a boy, they will say you only need a 2 bed due to same sex sharing until 16. I have a 12 year old girl and 18 month old girl, and am eligible for a 3 bed (currently in a 2), but getting one isn't easy. Exchange would be your best bet.
    The mould - we also have the same problem, and got told they would send us a leaflet! I said what am I meant to do with that'm, clean the mould! She wasn't impressed, lol. Anyway, apparently it's tenants responsibility to clean/get rid of mould and if everything is tried but nothing works, they will send out a surveyor, but it's not easy unfortunately.
    Good luck - with both :)


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    Kirsty if you don't mind me asking, how are you eligible for 3 bedrooms if you've got two girls? Xx


     
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    Were exchanging to a 3 bed asap. I have 2 girls and 1 on the way. I haven't been told.otherwise? U think its.ok? X

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    yes we got leaflet too. it's pathetic x
     
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    To be honest it's not really?? There are people that need bigger places and they are all taken up with people who don't need them??

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  19. Sophie_P

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    yes I think it's patheticthat nothing can be done for mould x
     
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    Yeh if you have three children even of the same sex will be entitled to a three bed house i checked in my calculator (not planning a third and not in council housing but i was interested how many children had to share a room) x
     

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