Hi, my names James.
I’m a 37 year old single man from Liverpool, UK. I’m asking for help with a rent bill I’ve received.
Up until 3 weeks ago I was working for a local company where I’d been for over a year. Over the last 6 months the company has started to struggle and because I was on whats known as a zero hour contract, I started to get the odd day of work taken off me. I went from working 5 days a week solid to working 2-3 at times but I was always promised we’d get through and when we did I’d be rewarded with a full time contract.
As this was happening I was slowly struggling to make ends meet, my rent started to fall into arrears and I really started to struggle but the job I was in was only 10 mins away,it was ideal. They were promising me it would be ok in a few weeks so I tried to hang in there knowing I could claw back my arrears when I started to get 5 days a week of work again.
Then on the 14th of August I was told they couldn’t give me any more hours for a month or 2 because of how slow things were. Unfortunately because of the contract I was on, this was ok to do and I had to leave. I’m now receiving letters from my Landlord because of my arrears and I have nowhere I can turn for help. They have told me it has to be paid in full because I’ve not been able to make any payments for the last 6 weeks otherwise it goes to court and they’ll be seeking a possession order (eviction).
Ive found a new job that looks great and is a full time contract, but I only start on Monday 30th September. The landlord has said they won’t wait till then for payments, I really don’t know what to do in the meantime. I don’t have any family or friends who can help and I really don’t want to lose my flat. Its only 5 mins away from where my daughter lives and makes seeing her possible. I’m in an ideal place.the rent isnt expensive,its just been a hard few months.
Any help would be more than appreciated. Right now my rent is building up and I just need that little bit help to get me through. I’m really struggling. I’m willing to show anything to show you this is legitimate. Can show wageslips decreasing in value as the months go on and my bank statements to show how bad things are. I can see light at the end of the tunnel but my landlord can’t and won’t give me the time I need. Right now I have nothing and wish I didn’t have to do this but I have to try.
Thank you, James. paypal.me/jamesg1878