I’m a 40 year old man, happily married with 3 lovely kids aged 1, 5 and 7. I’ve worked hard all my life and always paid all my bills on time, I’ve lived in a few different houses and always had good relationships with my landlords. Yesterday I was excited as I started a new job that allowed me to work from home which is great as it allows me to be closer to my kids and wife, however, on that very same day, my wife received a call from our landlady to say that she is going to sell the house, we’ve been tenants for 6 years and great memories were made in that house, this is the second time this happens to me but this time, I have 3 young kids and it’s extremely difficult as it is a very family friendly area and close to my wife’s parents who love having the kids around. To be fair to the landlady, she gave us the option to buy the house which would be great if I could because my issue, what keeps me awake at night and doesn’t allow me to focus on my work, is that there isn’t one house for rent anywhere nearby and by that I mean there really isn’t, the closest is almost an hour away and it’s a 2 bed apartment for twice the price I’m paying for a 4 bed house. All I can think about is my kids and how this situation will affect them psychologically, they could lose their friends, the only family they have around, they are doing so well in school, it’s such a pity, but the worst is, what if we can’t find anywhere to live? I have no hope, it really is looking that way. I don’t think I can put down in words what I’m going through. I’m devastated because I’ve always been good to people, I’ve always been fair and for that to happen to me,to my kids, my wife, to my life, is not fair. I’ve nowhere to turn to and I can’t give up on my family so I have to be strong but truth is, I’m not. Years ago I wouldn’t have minded to move out but now, there isn’t anywhere to move to so I’m just trying to raise money for at least a deposit for the house as we spoke to the bank today and they can’t consider giving us a mortgage until I’m 6 months in my new job. The timing on everything is just all wrong. At least if I had money for a deposit I’m convinced it would fix it all. Never in my life have I thought I would have to do anything like this. This is not a dream house, this is just a simple house but to me and my family, this is home.