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Grace's Eviction

Fiscal Host: Food & Solidarity

Raise funds to cover Grace's court bills related to their no-fault eviction brought by her harassing landlords.

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from Grace G to Grace's Eviction
-£110.78 GBP
Paid
Reimbursement #186794
-£10.00 GBP
Paid
Reimbursement #186295
-£10.00 GBP
Paid
Reimbursement #186292
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Today’s balance

£1,295.66 GBP

Total raised

£1,725.84 GBP

Total disbursed

£430.18 GBP

Estimated annual budget

£1,812.09 GBP

About


Our member Grace and her two adult children will lose their home on Thursday the 12th of October. The court also decided that they should pay £1,315 in lawyers’ fees, simply for going to court to defend themselves. Grace and her family went to court to ensure that they could stay in their home for the maximum time possible, and reduce the very real risk of street homelessness. Grace also did not receive legal advice or support because both of the legal aid firms in Newcastle were hired to act on behalf of her landlord. Grace effectively had to pay for these lawyers to act against her.

Grace was served with a section 21 (a no-fault eviction) for the first time last year after several months of harassment and disrepair (such as serious water leaks and rat infestations). This included being sent constant texts, being repeatedly told by the landlord to “get out” and claims that the family were living in their home illegally. The original section 21 lapsed, and when continued harassment did not push Grace out of her home, a new one was issued earlier this year. Grace and her family have been model tenants and never missed a rent payment.

They are being made to leave their home on the simple whim of the landlord. The government announced that these no-fault evictions would be banned back in 2019, BUT tenants are still waiting for this to come into law. While they wait, they can find themselves paying hundreds or even thousands of pounds to fund their own evictions, even when the landlord admits that it is not the tenant’s fault.

In this case, the landlord’s lawyer admitted in court that this house is being sold to prop up the landlord’s Kitchen and Bathroom business. As long as the laws remain written in this ridiculous and unjust manner, landlords will have more of a right to second homes and personal businesses than the rest of us will have warmth and shelter.

If you find this “justice” as disgusting as we do, please donate to this fund to help Grace pay off the court fees, which she was burdened with just for trying to avoid homelessness.
Today's Balance
£1,295.66
Court fee
£1,315
Estimated Annual Budget
£1,812

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News from Grace's Eviction

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We all deserve a safe place to live and a stable life! BUT There is an #Eviction crisis in the UK right now!

We all deserve a safe place to live and a stable life! BUT There is an ...
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Published on December 9, 2023 by Food & Solidarity

Eviction Crisis: Grace on the BBC

Our member Grace on going to court to try to prevent homelessness after years of disrepair and Harassment from her abusive landlord!...
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Published on December 6, 2023 by Food & Solidarity

POSTPONED - RE: Watch our member Grace on Look North Today!

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Published on November 30, 2023 by Food & Solidarity