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Old 04-11-2008, 08:02 PM
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Hi - not sure if this fits in 'housing' but pls move if nec.
As some of you know - I am fighting a repossession claim for the house and have advised my local authority, but recent events are:
1) local auth. say they know nothing about Gordon Browns statement re assistance
2) local auth. say that being made homeless in this way would be viewed by them as intentional and thus, they need not assist
3) local auth have now issued summons against me re council tax arrears
4) checked my tax band (as advised OTR) and am furious to find that the building next door to me, twice the size of me is Band A !!! I am in Band D ! and most of my neighbours seems to be lounging in B and C. Whats more, if its true that all Bands MUST relate to value in 1991 - my house was derelict then.
Any advice most welcome.... pls....
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Old 04-11-2008, 08:09 PM
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Getting rebanding is not easy. it has to be done through the District Council.. your local council will have the forms, but you have to make a submission to the correct authority.

The Housing Assistance is done through the DWP not the local Council.

The local council does have to assist if your house is repossessedd, but they would be reluctant, as this is rates low on the priorityy criteria for rehousing, unless you can prove exceptional circumstances.

You really need to get a Benefits adviser to help you. Have you approached the CAB?
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