Welcome to AMRP

Hi, welcome to AMRP. We provide innovative solutions, turning empty properties into homes.

We've moved!

We've got a brand new office in Ferryhill near Durham. You can view all of our available property adverts, Join our waiting list, use our website and meet your co-ordinator (by appointment).

We're a Pet Friendly landlord

Working in partnership with Farplace Animal Rescue - www.farplace.org.uk

Bedroom Tax

AMRP properties aren't affected by the bedroom tax.

Blog
Sean and Sophie's Story
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 09:14

I have been living homeless on and off since I was 13 - I am from a very, very violent home.  Now I've been sleeping on the streets or squatting for about 22 years.  I slept in Piccadilly Circus, but made sure my wife Sophie never slept on the streets, so found squats.  I really want to sort my life out now that Sophie is pregnant.

 

With our baby on the way, due in August, we want a normal life instead of moving every month in squats.  That's so stressful.  It's hard to get a job when you don't have an address.  It's getting harder to squat now - with the new laws you can only stay in non-residential buildings.

 

We started coming to the 999 Club in October 2015. The Police had told us about it and when we walked past, we realised that was the place.  We just saw the sign and came in. We'll miss coming here. It was so difficult getting housing, because of the way I look, all my tattoos, people weren't very friendly.  Alison Harrison, the Advocacy and Advice manager at the 999 Club, is helping us with a house.  She also helped us get our benefits up and going. Alison said it would be very hard to get a place in London - how would we feel about moving out of London?  I didn't want to move out of London as it's my home, but with Sophie being pregnant, she needs a stable home, we can't be bouncing from place to place.

 

Everything is looking up. We've seen pictures of the street we'll be living on.  It's a 2-bedroom terraced house with a garden for Dexy, our Siberian husky, who is my service dog for my epilepsy. With my epilepsy I black out and don't know my name. I've woken up in really random places, so I always carry my emergency contact numbers with me.

 

I just heard in the West End that there's now a £1,500 fine for sleeping rough, and if you're caught with a dog, your dog is taken away.  They assume if you can't take care of yourself, you can't take care of a dog. My dog has given me home and happiness. Lots of homeless people take better care of their dogs than themselves. It gives you that ray of light. It gives you something else to be responseible for.

 

Now it's afresh start for us. The house that Alison has found for us is up North. We get to leave London and go to Durham. It's nicer for a child to grow up out of London. We want to know the sex of the baby so we can get ready.

 

 

 
Great North Run 2015
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 09:10

 

Following the success of their 2014 AMRP team Great North Run, they're doing it again! Andrew, Serena and Louise are heading back to the start line for the 2015 run. This time, fundraising for Farplace Animal Rescue.

 

Farplace is a no kill animal rescue centre helping animals who are sick, injured and difficult. We've already worked with Farplace to launch a Pet Friendly Landlord scheme so that our tenants can bring the whole family with them when the move, and reduce the number of abandoned cats, dogs and other animals.

 

Now they're doing it with their legs, and running the famous Great North Run half marathon, and aiming to beat both their run times and fundraising targets from last year.

 

Please help to support this fantastic and worthwhile cause with any donation you can manage. If you can't make a financial donation, remember that you can drop off items for Farplace's Charity Shops or for use at the rescue centre, at our office at 18 Darlington Road, Ferryhill, DL17 8JP.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

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Farplace Animal Rescue - Newcastle Shop Opening
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 19:43

Farplace Animal Rescue, the partner in our pioneering Pet Friendly Landlord scheme is excitedly preparing to open their second shop, in the City Centre of Newcastle upon Tyne.  AMRP continues to work closely with Farplace to raise awareness of pet friendly homes in the private rental market, and we're looking forward to being part of the opening ceremony which starts at 12 noon on Saturday 6th June at 71 Clayton Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

 

As well as being a charity and fund raising shop in the traditional sense with donated goods, Farplace's shops also sell a range of animal-free products, and offer cafe-style tea and coffee.  The new shop compliments the existing store at 122 Station Road in Wallsend.  Find out more on their Facebook page.

 

We hope you can join us and Farplace, and if not, remember to pop in and say hello when you're next in Newcastle - dogs are welcome too - just like in our homes!

 

If you're looking for a new home and are struggling to find a landlord that accepts pets, look no further.  AMRP are proud to be a pet friendly landlord.  Just give us a call on 0191 640 4604 or click here to view our available homes.

 


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