Issues and questions that come up during your bankruptcy period

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By jurgenpie
#201507 Went bankrupt on the 5th March, handed my house keys back to Northern Rock a couple of months ago, today got a call from the Council offering me a 1 bedroom flat (i'm single), over the moon as goes on bands and I was a band 4 general needs and I am due to start occupancy around beginning of September, start paying my IPA on the 24th September, I was on a 6 month lease which expires 1st September and signed a monthly lease quite recently.

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By moaner
#201529 well done! :D

We have been on the council house list since May 2007 and I have just written a very nice, creepy crawly letter to the head of the housing dept to try and expedite our case :mrgreen:
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By jurgenpie
#201558 Thanks every one I'm currently paying £395 a month plus bills, council flat is £200 a month plus bills hopefully I can keep some of the savings as I will have to declare it.With the council in my area they advertise every week in local paper and you can bid for a maximum of 3 properties per week for any properties within your allocated band, I guess if noone bids for the same property I guess you get it, otherwise it goes to who has been on the list the longest.

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By froglet
#201577 That's excellent Jurgen, as it's rare for a single person or a couple with no kids to get a council place. My OH is registered blind and the council in Oxfordshire basically told us we don't have a chance as he works, so as he saw it we can pay for private tenancy. It's always worth trying though, as different areas have different rules 8)
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By jurgenpie
#201600 I am in the Nottingham area and must admit was pleasantly surprised as was told could be up to 2 years, I know Nottingham pretty well and the area offered can be off putting with its reputation but where I am looks pretty quiet.

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