A Brighton council tenant’s friends are rallying round after she was told she must move out of her family home because her mother has died.
The 62-year-old moved into the flat in Ashton Rise with her parents in 1963.
She then cared for her mother after her father’s death in 1986.
But when her mother died in October the council said that she could not take over the tenancy.
There is no suggestion that Miss Kilner has been anything but a model tenant.
The problem has come about because the tenancy of the flat passed from Miss Kilner’s father to her mother after Mr Kilner died.
Under the Housing Act 1985 the tenancy cannot be passed on a second time.
The BBC reports the council as saying that it was aware that the situation was difficult for Miss Kilner, and adding: “Our housing staff aim to be as sensitive and sympathetic as possible in cases such as this.”
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