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Totton man faces being homeless after ‘determined’ landlady sells up

A DISABLED pensioner is about to be made homeless after his ‘determined’ landlady was pressured to promote up amid the price of residing disaster.

John Beazley, 76, lives along with his spouse Jenny who cares for him after he suffered a spinal wire damage at work seven years in the past.

Collectively the couple has been at Rufus Gardens in Totton for practically a 12 months – however got an eviction discover in November.

They had been initially on account of be out by January 8 – however have now been given till February 9, the identical day John is because of endure an operation.

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“It is extremely worrying and retains me up at night time,” he informed the Echo.

He added: “The owner stated to me, I will must evict you as a result of we won’t afford to keep up the home.

“They needed to promote it as a result of the mortgage charge has gone up, and I feel it was going to be a case for lots of people.”

John added: “I do not know if I might be bedridden (after my operation) or if I want any tools to get better.

“I have been informed that I will be in hospital for most likely two to 3 days however what does my spouse do? The place will she keep or sleep?”

Jenny, 50, added: “We’re in a extremely actually laborious state of affairs.”

Daily Echo: John Beazley from Totton John Beazley from Totton (Picture: Newsquest)

Figures present 436 households had been assessed for homelessness in Southampton between April and June final 12 months.

Amongst these households, there have been 83 incidences of individuals needing assist on account of their incapacity.

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John added: “My checking account is right down to lower than £1,000.

“If I pay that, who’s going to pay for my gasoline and electrical energy, and who’s going to feed me?”

The couple’s landlord, who requested to not be named, informed the Echo: “We do not need to put John on road, however we’re determined.

“Our mortgages are going up and we simply need to do away with the property.”

When requested how she is coping with the price of residing disaster, the landlady stated: “Nearly.”

Daily Echo: Phil Tyler, 73, founder of Southampton Tenants UnionPhil Tyler, 73, founding father of Southampton Tenants Union (Picture: Newsquest)

The case has raised issues within the newly-formed Southampton Tenants’ Union.

Founder Phil Tyler stated: “Folks changing into homeless is changing into a much bigger downside.”

He added: “There are some individuals staying with family and doing all types of issues to outlive.

“Some cannot have an honest life as a result of they do not have someplace to dwell.

“We have to put money into our individuals, housing and public companies as a result of they’re issues that make our society work.”

A spokesperson from New Forest District Council yesterday stated: “An officer from the Homeless Workforce has made contact with Mr Beazley at the moment and established he has been involved with a neighboring authority concerning his housing state of affairs.

“One in all our officers will make contact with colleagues there to make sure Mr Beazley is contacted to progress his case additional.”

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