A daily photo-blog of my life as an American transplanted in the UK.
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
Year 2 Day 153: Time to Say Goodbye
Yes, again. We've recently learned that although we have been paying our rent each month, our landlords have been accepting it without problem from the letting agent, however, they have not been paying their mortgage on the property. Unfortunately we were not informed of any problems by the landlord as they have not been in touch since before November last year. We had the misfortune of learning about the situation via a letter from a solicitor on behalf of the landlords' mortgage company. The arrears are such that we have been issued with a "notice to quit before eviction" and a court date for the 9th of April that we are more than welcome to attend as observers. The other unfortunate bit of news is that their mortgage is not a 'buy-to-let' mortgage, which means they did not have permission to rent the property out to tenants.
What it all boils down to is that we have essentially NO rights when it comes to staying in the property and it is likely that the courts will award the property back to the mortgage lender. This means we will eventually be evicted due to no fault of our own, so we have decided to be pro-active and begin the search for a suitable place to live...again.
How sad is it that this will make the third time we have moved in less than 12 months?!
After two and a half years in a long-distance relationship, I packed my life of 29 years into 21 boxes and moved to England to marry and be with my husband, Matt. Now I'm reveling in the youth of my 30s in Great Britain, supply-teaching in primary schools near Birmingham and enjoying newlywed life, being a mommy, and all the surprises they bring!