An Edgware woman is worried she will have nowhere to go when her block of flats is bulldozed in the regeneration of her estate.

Sarahellen Warren, who has lived on the Stonegrove Estate in Edgware for more than 20 years, claims she has been overlooked by Barnet Borough Council and Barratt Homes after other leaseholders were offered houses in the new development.

She said: “I have lived on the estate all my adult life and have had to deal with the fact I’m going to lose my home. I have been a leaseholder for 20 years, but I have not been offered the option of moving into a flat into one of the new buildings going up.

“I’m the only leaseholder left in the block, all the rest have moved out to different places. I’ve been told all the units in the new redevelopments have been sold or secured by people who are going to rent.”

Miss Warren added she had turned down for a flat in the first phase of the development, but had expressed her interest in moving into the later phases of the regeneration.

She said: “I was told I had excluded myself from being moved into the new developments, but I haven’t excluded myself.”

Miss Warren, who is currently unable to work after she caught an infection as a result of an operation that went wrong, said she was in Barnet Hospital in January when tenants’ representatives came to discuss options with the other leaseholders.

She said: “I was told by the tenants’ representative that everyone had been moved who needed to be moved and that I should seek legal advice.”

She added if she were unable to move into the new buildings, either under a shared equity or shared ownership scheme or as a tenant, she would like to move to Ealing to be near her sick mother.

However she said she had only been offered £100,000 on her flat as part of the compulsory purchase order, which would not cover the cost of a move.

She said: “I’ve done some research and the market value is at least £180,000. Now I don’t have the option of moving near my mother. I’m stuck.

“I feel I’ve been ignored – no one seems to be claiming responsibility for my situation.”

Barnet Borough Council said it could not comment on individual cases but issued the following statement: “The council is obliged to offer the open market value for any property acquired through a compulsory purchase order.

"This open market value is determined by an independent valuer and not by the council. In addition to the property value any offer will also include a further ten per cent allowance for home loss plus reasonable out of pocket disturbance costs to cover the additional expenses of moving home.

"All tenants are advised to appoint their own agent surveyor to act on their behalf during these negotiations, and again these reasonable costs will be met.

“Where leaseholders are unable to source alternative accommodation themselves, the council has an obligation to assist them to find suitable alternative accommodation within reasonable means.

"At the appropriate time Barnet Homes Housing Options team will also contact leaseholders living in affected properties to discuss their housing options.

"The whole process is strictly regulated to safeguard the rights of home owners and tenants in houses which are being compulsorily purchased while at the same time protecting the tax payers’ money and ensuring that the much needed regeneration project is not subject to delays.”