I've found a flat! A ground floor flat that I can afford. In a great location, with a great view. Well, not from the flat itself, but this is the view from standing in the middle of the road just outside the flat. Looks a bit wet and grim in the photo with the tide out, but it'll be fantastic for death walking. I shall probably invent a new death walking experience as it's
The flat was the only property I've seen advertised with a rent which housing benefit or Local Housing Allowance as it will be when I move will cover. Outside of London and the kind of insane rents paid by local authorities reported with glee by the Daily Mail, the situation for those reliant upon HB or LHA is much the same as it's always been, ie mostly significant rent shortfalls. So it's an enormous relief to find a flat which is on the ground floor, affordable and doesn't object to kitty#2. I do have some significant concerns, the electricity is on a coin meter for one. Total and utter nightmare even if it is set at the same Kwh rate as the electricity suppliers charge. There is also no bath, just a shower which may be a problem. All jokes aside my biggest concern is that so close to the beach the wind is very strong and I may well not be able to get in or out of the flat for periods of time. It's all very exciting though!
The next few weeks are ridiculously busy for me with packing, moving, trip to see the bendy people specialist and more, so I don't expect to be back posting until after the 16th of January, and that is assuming I've got broadband connected by then. Happy New Year to you all, and I'll be back posting from my new home as soon as I can.