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housing help needed, England 

so my landlady just told me I'm getting my week's notice on Monday, so I need to be out of here by the 8th of July.

Currently in Northallerton, Hambleton, North Yorkshire.

I don't have a car, I don't know how to use public transport here, my only income is donations from you lot.

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re: housing help needed, England 

@LottieVixen crap, I'm so sorry :(

I don't mean to offer unsolicited advice (feel free to bap me on the head if so) but do you think Shelter or Citizen's Advice might be able to help?

re: housing help needed, England 

@verityvirtue what is Shelter? CA might be able to i guess I'll go in tomorrow

re: housing help needed, England 

@LottieVixen Shelter is a housing charity, they have a helpline/live chat which I think operates working hours (!)

england.shelter.org.uk/get_hel

I haven't used their services before I'm afraid but they seem to be quite up to speed on the legal side of things?

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re: housing help needed, England 

@LottieVixen any kind of legal tenancy is likely have a mandatory 2-month notice period. Shelter UK might be able to help you work out whether you have that, and whether you can enforce it, if so: https://england.shelter.org.uk/get_help - they're good people.

re: housing help needed, England 

@lupine well im on a week to week thing, and live in with the landlady i think they call it "lodging"

re: housing help needed, England 

@LottieVixen for lodging, if nothing specific has been agreed in terms, they might be required to give you at least 4 weeks, per https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/letting-rooms-in-your-home-a-guide-for-resident-landlords/letting-rooms-in-your-home-a-guide-for-resident-landlords#ending-a-letting

Shelter will be able to tell you if that's true for your own specific circumstances, but more importantly, they'll be able to help you either enforce it, or get redress if the landlord becomes pissy about their legal obligations.

re: housing help needed, England 

@LottieVixen it's complex, and there's a huge power imbalance. You need professionals on your side :/

housing help needed, England 

@LottieVixen Week's notice? Are you in a flat? Or is it like a room in a shared house or something? The only possible thing I can do (beyond boosting which I'll do) is maybe toss a few quid your way. Oh, and try to be a supportive person.

Please take care.

re: housing help needed, England 

@JigmeDatse flat with live in landlady aka im lodging i think

re: housing help needed, England 

@LottieVixen Yeah, that kind of sounds like the kind of situation that kind of crap could be pulled here too. We sort of need to find a solution to that, but I'd say to actually make it so that proper "rentals" are affordable.

One of my friends is in a caravan year round, but not sure where they're located.

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