A worker for NHS in Havant, Hampshire, has been told she can’t live in her parents shed after living there for an entire year because she is saving up for a house to begin a family and be set for life to raise a child.
After living there for a year the council have decided that the shed isn’t providing adequate living conditions for them to live and creates an undesirable precedent to the local area, Victoria Campbell said
[quote]My dream is to live in a three-bedroom house with my fiancé and start a family but starting on the property ladder is really difficult to do now a days”[/quote]
They were hoping to raise at least twenty thousand pound to get a deposit on a house after five years of living in the shed, but now after a year the officials have been given nine months to move out or pay a fine.
She currently uses it as living quarters, kitchen and garden office, saying
[quote]My parents only had one spare room and it’s not even big enough to fit a single bed in so it has been marked useless to us”[/quote]
The shed has a 15ft by 15ft base area, double-glazed windows and heating is available, no running water but electricity sent from her parents’ house, Miss Campbell said
[quote]” I don’t know why the council are forcing us to move, if we do we will turn out homeless and the shed will still be there”[/quote]
They are currently getting a petition of over a thousand signatures to give the council and stop the move out from happening.