Young widow who lost parents and husband now faces losing Carshalton home
A grieving young widow who lost her parents and husband in less than two years is now facing eviction from her family home.
Angela Green's new husband, Darren, was killed in a car crash in Mitcham in February and a month later she lost her father, Jim Tingley, through heart disease.
Her mother, Pamela, died two years ago after losing her battle with cancer.
Now, Sutton Housing Partnership (SHP) is using a legal loophole to force her out the home in Wrythe Lane, Carshalton, where she has lived in all her life.
A tearful Mrs Green, 29, who works in Fudge Cakes bakery in Carshalton, said: "I'm not sure there is anything to get up for any more to be honest. I would rather be asleep than awake.
"Darren's death really hit dad. They got on brilliantly, they would both gang up on me and take the mick. My dad had been fighting so hard against his illness, but when Darren died, it just killed him, he just gave up."
"Any memories I have of any of any of these people who are dear to my heart are in this home. I can look into the front room and see Mum and Dad dancing at her 50th birthday. This home is all I have left of them. I can't believe they are taking that away from me."
The newlyweds had had their hearts set on starting their own family in the home Mrs Green had grown up in, and the place where all new babies in the families are christened.
The Sutton Council-owned three-bedroom property on Wrythe Lane, Carshalton, was in the name of Mrs Green's parents, but when her mother died in 2010, the property was passed on to her father.
When her father became ill, Mrs Green tried to get the property transferred into her name was told she couldn't take the tenancy on as the house can only be passed on once.
On February 28, Darren Green, Angela's "wonderful and devoted" husband of only eight months, was killed in a collision on London Road, Mitcham.
Mr Green, 35, was killed when the silver Peugeot he was driving was involved in a crash with a refrigerated lorry in Mitcham.
Around 1,500 people showed up to send the "big friendly giant" off at North East Surrey Crematorium on March 14.
Mrs Green said: "It was the worst day of my life, I didn’t want to believe it. I still don’t really know what happened. All I know is that I have lost a amazing and devoted husband.
"Darren was, and is still, a truly exceptional person who I was proud to say was my husband."
Mrs Green, who lived in the home with new husband Darren while caring for her sick dad, was sent an eviction notice from SHP on Monday (30th April) following the death of her father in March.
SHP have offered her a one bedroom flat in the borough.
A spokesman for Sutton Housing partnership said: "We understand that these are very difficult circumstances for Mrs Green and we would like to offer our sincere condolences to her and her family.
"We do sympathise with her current situation but we have a duty to ensure that three bedroom council homes go to those families on the waiting list that are most in need.
"Under current legislation the Right to Succeed this tenancy had already been granted and therefore we are not able to grant Mrs Green further succession rights.
"In certain circumstances Sutton Council do however grant remaining relatives offers of alternative accommodation.
"SHP is currently working with the council and we have recommended that Mrs Green is given priority for a one bedroom home."