'Eviction notice has left me shaking with worry'

Wimbledon Guardian: Evicted: Maegaret Moore Evicted: Maegaret Moore

A woman is fighting to keep the roof over her head as she faces eviction from her family home in Wimbledon.

Maegaret Moore, who is 58 years-old, has lived in the two bedroom maisonette in Haydon Park Road, for 13 years but now faces an uncertain future after being told to get out.

Ms Moore lived with her mother Lillian Moore and the property, owned by Merton Priory Homes, is in her mother's name.

But Mrs Moore senior no longer lives there, and until recently was in Carter House Care Home in Raynes Park.

However a duty manager said that Mrs Moore had left the home several weeks ago.

Ms Moore said that her health has been affected by the stress of facing eviction, and she regularly wakes in the night shaking with worry.

She will start counselling this month having been referred by doctors. A spokesperson from MPH said that they could not comment on individual cases but only 'seek possession of premises where there is a lawful reason to do so.'

Ms Moore, who lives at the house with her lurcher dog Pebbles, said she was originally told to leave just days before Christmas on December 27.

Ms Moore said: "It's been a nightmare.

"I am not packing my stuff up - if it happens I will just get out and leave it all - that includes my mum's belongings.

"Everyone should be made aware of what's happening, it's terrible."

Wayne Hainsworth, managing director at Circle Housing Merton Priory said: "We are unable to comment on Circle Housing Merton Priory actions in respect of individual tenants or occupiers.

"However, we can say that we only seek possession of premises where there is a lawful reason to do so and after consideration of the individual circumstances."

Mr Hainsworth added that they provide advice in such circumstances, including referring individuals to the London Borough of Merton’s housing needs team.

He added: "Our team will continue to offer our help and advice to Ms Moore during what we appreciate is a very difficult time."


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12:55pm Mon 24 Feb 14

w.bishop says...

Circle Housing Merton Priory has done nothing for me, I am 77 and have had to live with a broken sewer pipe for 7 years.
I have sewage from the toilet above me and my toilet entering my premises,
the stench at times is unbearable.
I have to use a dehumidifier all the time, the water collected by my dehumidifier was tested by Thames Water and was found to contain 4 out of 5 parts of ammonia a by product of the sewage.
There was photographs and words published in the Wimbledon Guardian on 21st February 2013.
None of this matters to Merton Priory.
I am suffering with my health and have had to get a cat to help rid me of the vermin this has caused.
The cost of me buying a dehumidifier and the cost of the electricity to use it is estimated to be £5 per week is a lot of money to an old age pensioner, but it seems they do not care.
This building was designed to last for 50 years it is now coming up to 100 years old and should be condemned according to a surveyor.
They do not care about us older people.
Circle Housing Merton Priory has done nothing for me, I am 77 and have had to live with a broken sewer pipe for 7 years. I have sewage from the toilet above me and my toilet entering my premises, the stench at times is unbearable. I have to use a dehumidifier all the time, the water collected by my dehumidifier was tested by Thames Water and was found to contain 4 out of 5 parts of ammonia a by product of the sewage. There was photographs and words published in the Wimbledon Guardian on 21st February 2013. None of this matters to Merton Priory. I am suffering with my health and have had to get a cat to help rid me of the vermin this has caused. The cost of me buying a dehumidifier and the cost of the electricity to use it is estimated to be £5 per week is a lot of money to an old age pensioner, but it seems they do not care. This building was designed to last for 50 years it is now coming up to 100 years old and should be condemned according to a surveyor. They do not care about us older people. w.bishop

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