Brighton Man Evicted For Blogging Facts About Conditions At Percival Terrace

Percival Terrace Capitalism At Its Worst

Today I was handed a letter stating I have been Evicted with less than 24 hours, the video below is how the eviction unfolded, whilst posting a live video on Facebook, I received this phone call.

 

I went to the council following the shock eviction, just 8 days before they were required legally to provide me with a definitive answer on whether the property is unsuitable for me.

Now you might be saying its a win win scenario as I am out of there? – The truth is each stage of this legal process takes 8 weeks, then the council say no, we then need to appeal and they say yes. I will need to go through this process again when they move me to another Emergency Accommodation property, which will take another 5 months, then they could move me 2 days before the end and I have to start again.

Living in these conditions are wrong, we know 31% of all homelessness applications are from those who were evicted from Emergency Accommodation, like I was today.

This is the reason I was given by the council for being evicted ” Helgor have evicted you because they cant tolerate your blogging, you’re blogging things which are unsubstantiated, things like out of date photos which don’t represent the current situation”.

This is not true, everything I write about is factual and they are revenge evicting me, I am speaking out against a company who have failed consistently to keep vulnerable residents safe, such as Amar Allouche, who was found dead in Room 25 on the 4th April 2016.

Amar, an Algerian born father of two, was taken away after needing help, he moved from Algeria for a better life and got swallowed up in to a system where companies are using vulnerable people for profit.

The two main directors of Helgor Trading Limited are named in the Panama Papers and have many other property development operations happening nationally, how can they say my reporting is unsubstantiated, the fact is they are victimising me, someone with a mental health disorder who may struggle with who I am as a person and often gets down, but I have values and morals and I walk away knowing I am making a difference in society.

Here are a few more images of the conditions at Percival Terrace, Brighton and Hove.

 

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7 Comments

  1. Charlie

    Hi Daniel,

    My pensioner Dad was put into Percival Terrace after a flood at his home… Honestly I’ve never been so disgusted with the conditions of a place, and I’ve been homeless myself so that’s saying something!!

    He was there only a few days before we took him out and put him in a hotel and billed Brighton and give council for it (which they paid I might add, after we threatened them with going to the Argus). I actually believe Brighton and Hove council to be complicit in these shameful practices of putting vulnerable ppl into dangerous situations. In fact, if not be surprised if sometimes getting back-handers to place ppl there!

    Anyway, if u need another voice to add to your fight, I’ll stand up and tell my Dad’s (who was 80 the other day) story alongside yours. At least I’ll sign your petition.

    Good luck Daniel,

    Carry on fighting, never give in!!!

    Charlie.

  2. The [sic] Orange

    Hello Daniel, I used to live at percival terrace myself. BHT did absolutely nothing for me, by the time I was seen by the legal team, I had been evicted for *drumroll* trying to take my own life. I would definitely like to speak to you about this and offer you support. Also, by chance, my name is Dan too. Peas

  3. Lloyd Franklin

    I had to stay there when I was waiting for a council flat, it was horrible, the room was falling apart, the shower didn’t produce hot water and there were bugs all over the place, it was like living in hell. I was evicted because I complained about the conditions to the council.

  4. Maria Garrett

    Percival terrace has always been a pit, I have heard many horror stories. I was placed there when pregnant 11 years ago, my room was filthy , stank , I got bites all over my body and found several syringes in my room. I checked out pretty quickly

  5. Mike F

    I’ve personally experienced the shocking conditions of Percival terrace. 4 years ago when my partner was pregnant we where put into a room with broken sash Windows. There were pigeons living in our room, the pigeons would leave poo EVERYWHERE. We kept telling the man at the counter only to be ignored. My partner at the time got very emotional as she was heavily pregnant and instructed the man fix our windows and remove the animals from our room. He instantly told her to leave and not to come back! Angry was an understatement, I honestly have never been so disappointed in the “system” in my whole entire life. We ended up going to the housing office and refused to leave until we had been removed. They quickly changed their mind after we started setting up camp in their office night after night. At this point we were only 19. The services in Brighton for the homeless society are fundamentally wrong. To the point that I would rather do a crime and go to jail than get housed in temporary accommodation!

  6. Mike F

    I’ve personally experienced the shocking conditions of Percival terrace. 4 years ago when my partner was pregnant we where put into a room with broken sash Windows. There were pigeons living in our room, the pigeons would leave poo EVERYWHERE. We kept telling the man at the counter only to be ignored. My partner at the time got very emotional as she was heavily pregnant and instructed the man fix our windows and remove the animals from our room. He instantly told her to leave and not to come back! Angry was an understatement, I honestly have never been so disappointed in the “system” in my whole entire life. We ended up going to the housing office and refused to leave until we had been removed. They quickly changed their mind after we started setting up camp in their office night after night. At this point we were only 19. The services in Brighton for the homeless society are fundamentally wrong. To the point that I would rather do a crime and go to jail than get housed in temporary accommodation

  7. Sarah Cox

    Hi Daniel… could I just say I feel for you and offer my assistance in any way…. I suffered a very similar experience at the hands of lewes district council, and the Lynwood hotel in Eastbourne who charge 1700 pounds per mth for a room for my son and I, and it wasn’t fit to kennel a dog…. I, like urself tried to expose them, which resulted in a vicious campaign of victimisation from Carlos, the manager/ owner of the hotel, they dictated every second of my life, entering my room without reason or notice and going through my stuff while I was out. I was given written warnings for speaking to people, refused use of the kitchen, refused clean bedding and ridiculous riles placed on every resident in the building, such as threats of eviction for anyone seen talking to me, entering each other’s rooms (including the children) and people not allowed to stand in groups of more than 2 even in the smoking area outside the building…. this was to prevent us talking to and supporting each other…..
    I still have the photographs and portfolio of evidence that I gathered while i was there including falling ceilings, fibreglass hang in out the walls, filth encrusted carpets, pigeons nesting in the stairwells, broken windows just left… the list is endless….
    It’s a disgrace and something should be done about it… if I can help in any way plz don’t hesitate to contact me through Facebook and I’d love to help

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