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« on: April 16, 2020, 11:07:32 PM »

I live in supported accommodation with one other housemate, our landlord has told us less than an hour ago that a new tenant is moving in tomorrow.
I am in the at risk group for covid19 due to suffering from moderate to high asthma and a new housemate will mean i have to self isolate for 12 weeks, is this something the landlord can do during the pandemic and do i have any rights at all to request the new tenant doesn't move in, we have just been through 7 months of stress with the previous housemate and I can't face any more stress.
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2020, 10:58:13 AM »

Where does your support come from? Assuming this is Social Services or a charity,they should be able to advise on this.I am not sure why you would have to self-isolate for 12 weeks though,would not a week be long enough to ascertain that a new person was not a risk to others?
It is hard I know,but both the other person and your landlord are also needing some understanding and support at this time.
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2020, 11:18:55 AM »

The 12 weeks is based in government guidelines for those in the high risk category which I fall in to, my landlord has told me today that despite my concerns I will be expected to isolate for the 12 weeks, this is particularly hard to take as I lost one relative to covid19 during the night and I have another young niece now in critical care for it. My landlord just does not understand and has other properties this person could move in to that have spare rooms.
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2020, 10:49:55 AM »

I am sorry for you loss,and do understand that you will feel vulnerable.This is why I asked about your support/care provider.Would I be right in thinking that you have already complained to them,and they don't feel you are greatly at risk from this new person? I am assuming that you are already self-isolating to some degree for 12 weeks,so it's not clear why you feel you would have to go back and begin another 12 weeks? Your situation probably makes it very unlikely that you will be exposed to the virus,and it may be that the landlord feels your house is a safer place to put this new tenant.Of course,he might also be totally uninterested in anyone's welfare but his own.When this is over maybe you should consider whether you should move to somewhere else that fits the bill more. For now,we all have to cope with considerable disruption and worry,you are not alone.
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