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    Hi I’m new to the forum. I’m looking for some help.
    I’m 33 and just found out I am pregnant. I currently live with my mum, I do have a partner who lives with his son. My mum and I don’t see eye to eye and haven’t for a while. She’s asked me to move out as soon as I’ve had my child.
    I could move in with my partner but he has an agreement with his council, he is under no circumstances allowed pets. I have a dog so there is no way I can move in with him. I’m not prepared to give my dog up, I’ve had her since she was a pup and she’s been by my side every day.
    im wondering if the council would be able to accommodate me with a house.
    my partner said he would move in with me once I got my house. It would make sense as we can be together and I could still keep my dog however, when I say I am homeless on my application form, would I be able to mention that my partner and son are moving with me?
    I have no idea how any of this is done and would love some help/advice if possible.

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    I think you’d have more chance of finding your own place quicker with the council if you don’t mention your partner as he already has a council house.

    As they will probably say move in with him and rehome your dog. If you can tell them you are to be homeless as soon as the babies born they will be obliged to find you somewhere. Might not be great to start with, but will be somewhere. You’ll have to bid for places on your council website.

    Once you have somewhere, it should be easier again, for you and your partner to apply for a house together because you’re consolidating two families, which in effect, should free up 2 homes for others, while you move into one, putting you in a better position to get somewhere together sooner.

    The cogs do turn with councils, but they tend to turn slowly, so just keep bidding and communicating with the council.

    Good luck.

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