Tenants given time boost

Residents at Queensbury House have been given an extension to their 60 days notice by given housing association who decided to pull out of lease.  Pictured: Ben O'Connell, Alana Little and Pete Shefford. ANL-150206-164816009

Residents at Queensbury House have been given an extension to their 60 days notice by given housing association who decided to pull out of lease. Pictured: Ben O'Connell, Alana Little and Pete Shefford. ANL-150206-164816009

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A housing association has given seven tenants extra time to find new accommodation after fears were raised that the residents would be made homeless.

An army war veteran was among seven tenants to be told last week they had 60 days to find alternative accommodation after Flagship Housing pulled the plug on its lease of the Queensbury House property above the Silkworm pub in Sudbury.

After meeting residents with South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge it was agreed that the tenants would be given up to 90 days’ notice without action.

Matthew Thomas, director at Flagship, said: “Members of our housing team revisited customers at Queensbury House this week with James Cartlidge, to discuss their concerns. We understand this is an uncertain time for residents.

“We have agreed that no formal action will take place for at least 90 days. Throughout this time, we will be working closely with Babergh District Council to help the six households find alternative accommodation and will continue to meet with customers regularly to provide any further assistance we can.”