A FAMILY left homeless after failing to inherit a council house tenancy have been told they will have to live outside the borough.
Scott Davies and his two teenage children lived in his father’s council house in Breakspear Road, Ruislip, for a year until three weeks ago.
Mr Davies, Callum, 15 and Paige, 13, were forced to move out because he was not eligible to inherit the home his parents had lived in for 46 years.
They have since been sleeping at friends’ houses and in bed and breakfast hotels around the borough, waiting for Hillingdon Council to find them a suitable property.
Now the council has told Mr Davies, 36, he and his children must move to temporary accommodation in Slough – despite Callum and Paige going to school at The Harefield Academy in Northwood Way, Harefield.
“They keep trying to put us in Slough, but I can’t get the kids to school from there,” said Mr Davies. “It doesn’t make any sense to me.”
The case has prompted a number of letters and emails to the Gazette, decrying the situation.
Callum is further upset because he fears that having to live in Slough – around 10 miles from his school – could prevent him taking his mock GCSEs.