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Red tape means carer faces eviction from council home of 39 years
A CARER faces eviction from her home of 39 years - which she moved into aged six.
Jennifer Rose has been alone in her Speedwell Road home since her mum died in February 2009 and her dad died in August last year.
Miss Rose, 45, has been paying rent and rates on the Old Heath house ever since, but now Colchester Borough Homes is looking to evict her as her parents’ names are on the tenancy agreement.
Although Miss Rose is keen to downsize to a more affordable home she says she cannot afford the deposit and rent up front in the private sector and has so far been unsuccessful in bidding for another council home and cannot exchange as the tenancy is not in her name.
- A Colchester Borough Homes spokesman said: "It is not possible for Ms Rose to stay because legislation states the tenancy is not transferable as it has already been passed on once within the family.
"The law on succession rights is clear and this leaves Colchester Borough Homes with no choice but to seek eviction."
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