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    Oh, and don't worry about your landlady. She has shown herself to be dishonest person, who is happy to use extreme threats against a young person who is under a lot of pressure.
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    I would definitely see if there are any other departments in the uni, the SU etc who you haven't asked who may be able to help. As people say, you can't be evicted, but obviously it's best if you can find a way to pay on time.

    You could also consider asking your housemates, especially if there are several of them (e.g. between 4 it's £30 each, and they will probably have more to spare if their loans/bursaries were on time). Ask to have a meeting and explain that you're £120 short. Ask if they would be able to cover the additional rent between them this month, if you write out and sign a note saying that you owe it to them on X date (the date you get paid from your job). Make it clear that you are only asking as you're in a dire situation because of the funeral, however, also make sure not to be pushy. Say you would completely understand if they choose not to, but you had to ask just in case.

    You could also look for quick ways to make money. Do you have anything you've bought recently that you could now return (like textbooks which you could borrow until you have a chance to rebuy them, clothes, electronics?). Could you call door to door and offer to do any handy jobs? Any unwanted jewellery or similar that you could pawn? Anything available nearby on Freecycle that you could bring to your house and try and sell out the front in a garage sale style?
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    (Original post by Southxsouth98)
    Hi,I am a second year student at university but currently am facing the risk of being homeless. I recently found out my bursary would be paid late but it wasn't an issue as I had just enough for my rent (which is due in 2 days) without it. However, a family member passed away last week and I needed to go to the funeral so had to spend over £100 on the cheapest transport possible to get there. I now am just under £120 short of what I need to pay my rent and have been turned down for a credit car, overdraft extension, bank loan, and even multiple payday loans. My landlady won't budge on the payment day, I have been turned down for all university hardship funding and my family can't afford to give it to me. I am thinking of trying escorting on Craigslist as I have nothing to sell, my job won't pay me in time and none of my friends can afford to help either. What shall I do?
    (Original post by Southxsouth98)
    Hi,I am a second year student at university but currently am facing the risk of being homeless. I recently found out my bursary would be paid late but it wasn't an issue as I had just enough for my rent (which is due in 2 days) without it. However, a family member passed away last week and I needed to go to the funeral so had to spend over £100 on the cheapest transport possible to get there. I now am just under £120 short of what I need to pay my rent and have been turned down for a credit car, overdraft extension, bank loan, and even multiple payday loans. My landlady won't budge on the payment day, I have been turned down for all university hardship funding and my family can't afford to give it to me. I am thinking of trying escorting on Craigslist as I have nothing to sell, my job won't pay me in time and none of my friends can afford to help either. What shall I do?
    It's very likely that you are regarded as having entered into an assured shorthold tenancy agreement which means that your landlord in effect must provide you with 42 days notice of eviction (from the start of the seeking a possession order process) so just pay a few days late and if worse comes to worse you have a month to find a new property.
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    (Original post by Southxsouth98)
    This is slightly reassuring but I'm worried that if she does try and kick me out (legally or illegally) I don't know what to do :/
    Just don't leave, it's really that simple. She can't just walk in and drag you into the street. The rent will be in her account 2 days late - by the time she does anything the problem will be solved.
 
 
 
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