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housing list and offered house that i do not want?

  • 15-09-2021 1:50pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 55 ✭✭tugii20


    I live the city centre of Cork and on the housing list for 5 years, today I have received calls from the HAP team who offered me the house in the Mayfield area but I did not click the house on a choice-based system

    that I don want to live in that area because the area is a bit unsafe to bring up children. (lots of talking about this area about crimes and other issues)

    how can I refuse his offer kindly?

    anyone has refused an offer before? if I refuse 2 offers in one year time then do they stop my hap payment?


    thanks



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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,232 ✭✭✭✭rob316


    True but there is certain areas in Mayfield you couldn't pay someone to live in and it's the same areas constantly been refused and offered.



  • Registered Users Posts: 55 ✭✭tugii20


    just update, HAP staff offered me the council house saying he will arrange for viewing for the next couple of days but he never called me back, so I guess someone has been placed.

    Happy:)



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,697 ✭✭✭dulpit


    Being on the housing list doesn't make you a beggar BTW...



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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    It's a "saying ", a bit like " you can lead a horse to water but can't make him drink" or " never look a gifthorse in the mouth".......other sayings that are relevant to OP's 'pedicament' o



  • Registered Users Posts: 55 ✭✭tugii20


    To make it short, the lady texted me yesterday saying the house is still available for viewing and asked me to confirm viewing.

    I was shocked that no one has taken that house in Mayfield since the guy called me from the council in September 2021.

    so I called the lady and explained that I have changed my preferred area a few weeks ago but she straight away said to me refusal for bidding for the next 12 months(it was said on the citizen information website that if a person refuses flat or house more than one offer in 12 months time then 12 months refusal will be applied). and also told her that I have small children to take care of and I don't want them to group up in the not-safe area.

    and she told me that I have clicked bidding around 2020, maybe by accident which I feel not and surprised that no one has been allocated house nearly year now.

    I am just wondering if I get refusal on choice-based letting can I still get my hap?

    have anyone had a similar experience like me??



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,033 ✭✭✭✭Wanderer78


    arseholes be arseholes!

    best of luck op, nothing worse than being unhappy in your home



  • Registered Users Posts: 831 ✭✭✭Diziet


    Did you even go up and have a look? Lots of people live in Mayfield, it's an established neighbourhood and not 'a bad place to bring up children' apart from some specific pockets of it.



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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Careful there Ted, lots of people may be thinking the same......... but the permanently offended will be outraged



  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ Harrison Few Connoisseur


    I can understand where the op is coming from, I guess. Although Mayfield isn't the worst part of Cork, some of it is actually decent.

    I do find it frustrating to read on the other hand, considering how I'm considered a white collar professional and I'm struggling to buy a place right now...



  • Registered Users Posts: 55 ✭✭tugii20


    most important thing is security of family and where they grow up, it will affect in bad neighborhood for sure



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,385 ✭✭✭murph226


    I know plenty of great people from Mayfield.

    Where are you from originally?





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