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prayers please

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wondergran Mon 02-Apr-18 23:50:08

Won't go in to too much detail but myself and my very vulnerable family are going to be evicted from the home we have rented for years in a couple of months time. We have been good tenants but landlord just wants property back now. We live in London, house prices are ridiculous. We are basically all being forced into separate, unsuitable accommodation. Please pray for us, that a miracle may very soon happen for us so that we can find a cheaper, suitable home especially for my young grandchild. Thank you.

BBbevan Tue 03-Apr-18 02:28:17

I am a great believer in the power of prayer. So here is mine

pensionpat Tue 03-Apr-18 08:47:19

Mine too.

Arry Tue 03-Apr-18 09:42:58

Add mine to that

Mary59nana Tue 03-Apr-18 09:44:12

So sad
Hope all your family are fortunate enough to be housed together as families should be and you will have peace of mind x

NoddingGanGan Tue 03-Apr-18 09:45:18

More prayers here. xx

ruthjean Tue 03-Apr-18 09:47:41

yes of course Wondergran. I hope you are linked in with a caring church family. Have you been to the CAB to discuss your problems?

sandelf Tue 03-Apr-18 09:49:15

My Dad had a little plaque that said Dear Lord nothing will happen today that You and I together cannot cope with. I find it helps. Love and calm to you all.

Blinko Tue 03-Apr-18 09:55:02

Such a wrench for you and your family, Wondergran. I do hope things work out somehow.

Nanny41 Tue 03-Apr-18 10:06:31

More Prayers here xx

patriciageegee Tue 03-Apr-18 10:07:25

Please send up a prayer to St. Joseph wondergran - it may sound mediaeval and superstitious to some but somehow my prayers to him did indeed bring about a wonderful and totally unexpected result when I had to leave my home of a very long time last year. I'll add your family to my prayers to him. God bless

Jaycee5 Tue 03-Apr-18 10:10:50

Have you spoken to a housing specialist or CAB? Be clear about the date that you have to move as it isn't the date on the notice. You do have rights but unfortunately you have to fight for them and more unfortunately those who most need them are those least able to fight. Please don't try to deal with it on your own.

icanhandthemback Tue 03-Apr-18 10:11:29

I guess all circumstances are different but as a landlady I would find this terribly difficult to do to long term, good tenants. Our long term tenant has just set fire to her property by being incredibly careless but, unless she shows she has learned nothing, she will be able to return when it has been rebuilt. I do hope you get lucky and find somewhere suitable. A good tenant is a God send. By the way, many will find themselves aim your predicament. New rules in April that favour tenants and penalise landlords are coming so it is another nail in the buy to let coffin.

kwest Tue 03-Apr-18 10:12:34

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

mernice Tue 03-Apr-18 10:13:20


grandMattie Tue 03-Apr-18 10:13:53

of course. Ass mine to them. I hope that something wonderful will happen soon. Hugs.

blueberry1 Tue 03-Apr-18 10:28:22

I would also advise getting help from the CAB.Good luck,stay positive and my thoughts are with you.

pamdixon Tue 03-Apr-18 10:30:18

hope everyone's prayers help - mine included. Please let us know how you get on. Good luck

barbaralynne Tue 03-Apr-18 10:32:14

Dear Wondergran I will hold you and your family in the Light (as quakers say). Here in the Mendips I volunteer with a guy who works for the Mendip YMCA with the over 25's who are homeless or are being threatened with eviction, helping them find suitable homes. I wonder if the YMCA in London has someone similar? I would definitely suggest going to your local CAB as they should definitely be able to advise both about the above and if there are any charities who help in this situation. Do so hope you can find something suitable for you all. xx

Anniebach Tue 03-Apr-18 10:37:38


Veronica72 Tue 03-Apr-18 10:39:16

More prayers here. Let us know how you get on. God bless.

Nonnie Tue 03-Apr-18 10:50:41

I have prayed for you too. Please let us know what happens.

Welshwife Tue 03-Apr-18 10:56:28

What a dreadful worry for you all - I hope you manage to find somewhere suitable for everyone. flowers

Auntieflo Tue 03-Apr-18 10:58:09

"Into you hands Lord" Praying for you wondergran.

NannyC2 Tue 03-Apr-18 11:04:48

Done ....will also remember at our Prayer Group tomorrow.