Curmudgeon Corner not enough, need Utterly Disgusted.
A friend's son lives in rented accommodation along with his partner and 2 children. Boy age 6 and girl age 10. He has been given 6 months notice to vacate as the owner needs to sell the property. As I understand it, this is much longer notice than is actually required by law.
He has been doing his best to find alternative accommodation, but has now approached the local Housing Association as he is struggling to find anywhere.
Their "advice"? Don't move out when the notice expires, wait until they take you to court and go through all the process of getting them evicted. That will take several months thereby giving them longer to find somewhere else! The HA has even suggested that if they do leave at the end of the contract they may be considered to have made themselves homeless, and will not get any help from the HA.
What sort of world are we living in where a body working on behalf of the local council is telling people to ignore contracts. Is it any surprise that there is a shortage of affordable rented housing when that is the advice being given?
The friend's son has absolutely no intention of following that 'advice' but it may mean the family having to split up and live with other family members until they can find suitable accommodation.