This is a last resort and I don’t know how to explain this without selling a sob story, which i hate, but I don’t know what to do .. my children and I are soon going to be homeless.
My landlord has just decided to tell me 3 days after Christmas that he is selling my house. I am in a rental property right now because the father of my children had a child behind my back and I had to start all over again.
There are NO houses to rent where I live as it’s a sought after area, and for miles around – only property’s to purchase.
I worked sooo hard to live round here, took up 2 jobs and got rid of my car just to be able to pay for the deposit.
I can afford all my bills and have no luxuries so my children can, I am not in debt but I can’t get a mortgage because my ex partner left unpaid bills on my name which marked my credit file.
I have no family to help and no friends that would have the space to put me up. Unless I squat until a house is available (which is what I’m doing now technically) we will be forced to leave and go live far out of area in a council house which is then going to mean my Children’s lives are going to be turned upside down so much (moving schools, leaving friends and neighbours, away from their favourite person the paternal nanna). All I want for them is to feel safe and secure, they’ve already been emotionally turmoiled when their parents split up and they are just now in a happy space. I sit and cry every night because I know the damage what is to come this year and they are going to be so upset to leave our home, leave their friends, leave our lives I worked so hard to create.
I am aware miracles don’t exist and people reading this are probably thinking.. silly cow.. no one will help you .. but if you are an investor reading this, or a parent, and could find it in your hearts… I require £300,000 to be able to purchase a house in the area of England I live in. That is just a bog standard 3 bedroom home nothing frilly. I don’t care about being on the property ladder I just desperately want my children to feel secure and safe, and for my anxieties of the future to go away. It’s so draining worrying about this every day it’s having an impact on my mental health. I’ve started to tell myself I don’t deserve them and I’m an unfit mother because I can’t keep a roof over their head. They have oodles of love and opportunities in life but I know how important stability is for a child. All I want is the best for them and it breaks my heart that I am having to put them through this again. They have finally after 3 years started to come out of their shells again, am not sure They are strong enough to do it all again.
£300,000 seems so much money to me and asking for I think is downward rude but then I feel I have nothing to lose by asking. If there is someone out that there wants to save a young woman and 2 children from going through more heartache then I would be forever and ever grateful and would do anything I had the ability to do to repay the favour. Thank you so much for reading. Ella x