Caroline_a wrote: »
I think we can all see that you are very unhappy with your housing association, however I would say:
- Private landlords vary hugely in their duty of care to tenants - some are very good at repairs, some couldn't care less
- With the housing association you have tenure for however long you want, not so with private landlords and you could be forced to move every couple of years
- Do you have friends or family in Liverpool who could do a first check of any flats for you? Otherwise you could use up a lot of money going back and forwards
- With £2k you would still be on benefits. This would limit the amount of flats available to you.
I don't mean to put a dampener on your move, I hope it all goes well for you, just wanted to try to put the less optimistic side to you - you have already sold it to yourself, but it would be awful if you found it was a worse situation than you are in now.
anniestar wrote: »
Have you ever been to Liverpool? It's true that there are some areas with very low rents, but, as is the case everywhere, the worse the area the cheaper the rent. It really wouldn't be fun to be stuck somewhere that you didn't feel comfortable in. Home should be a sanctuary after all.
Would it be possible to maybe go up for a few days to have a look and to get a feel for the place?
At the very least you would have a short break and I'm sure you would enjoy it. Liverpool is a lovely city with loads to do. It is well worth a trip. Good luck.x
Mojisola wrote: »
You will be better off because your inheritance is allowing you to make a move which you wouldn't have been able to do without it.
Newly_retired wrote: »
Your DLA will not stop when you get your inheritance, as it is not means-tested. However, before long it will stop and you will be told to claim PIP instead, as DLA is being phased out. I suggested you get some help to claim PIP when the time comes, as the changeover is not automatic.
When you get more help for your mental health, maybe you wil, in time be well enough to get a job and not need to be on ESA. Then you can keep your inheritance as well as your earnings and your DLA / PIP.
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