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mutaul exchange 1992 housing have lost my deeds of tenancy 1 Last Post Posted Anonymously 20/12/2013 8:06 pm
Residents Training 3 Last Post Posted Anonymously 16/12/2013 3:28 pm
snagging with reclaimed windows, 6 years late, and increase in estimated bill: what to do? 1 Last Post Posted Anonymously 16/12/2013 8:50 am
AndyEE 0 n/a
Finace Officer Post 0 n/a
Joint Tenancy, can i remove his name without his say so? 4 Last Post By Rose007 04/12/2013 10:38 pm
passing on a Housing association flat to adult son 5 Last Post Posted Anonymously 28/11/2013 10:19 am
Dear Tom 4 out of 5 stars 175 Last Post By Mr Webb 27/11/2013 5:22 pm
Career path 1 Last Post By N S 27/11/2013 12:09 pm
Widening and Diversifying the delivery of Affordable Housing 2 Last Post By N S 27/11/2013 11:59 am
friends or sublet ? 1 out of 5 stars 2 Last Post By Derek Brand 25/11/2013 1:36 pm
Mutual Exchange Disaster. Is there anything I can do to rescue this? 3 Last Post By Rexroth 17/11/2013 12:43 pm
Should Excessive Service Charges be repaid to HB government department? 5 out of 5 stars 18 Last Post Posted Anonymously 13/11/2013 11:32 am
Cold Bridging 0 n/a
An investigation into whether charitable house-building partnerships can provide an effective model to reduce affordable housing 4 Last Post By Ronan Henry 11/11/2013 4:19 pm
TEMPORARY DECANTS 3 Last Post By N S 08/11/2013 4:35 pm
What is Slough Borough Council (SBC) doing!! 5 out of 5 stars 11 Last Post Posted Anonymously 08/11/2013 1:43 pm
What to do now? Mutual exchange 3 out of 5 stars 9 Last Post Posted Anonymously 05/11/2013 0:19 am
The effectiveness of Social and Affordable Housing schemes for the construction of new homes in England 3 Last Post By Ronan Henry 02/11/2013 1:13 pm
Water rates on Council Tenancies eviction 11 Last Post By Rehman Sheikh 01/11/2013 6:18 pm
Tenants Charter 2 Last Post By Rexroth 28/10/2013 12:00 pm
Right to buy. 3 Last Post Posted Anonymously 24/10/2013 1:04 pm
Joint tenancies/under occupying rules 1 Last Post By Stephen Davis 23/10/2013 3:25 pm
Homeless In Temporary Accomodation 0 n/a
problems with 3 way exchange 2 out of 5 stars 0 n/a
Service Charge increase, please, please help 3 Last Post Posted Anonymously 15/10/2013 10:56 am
Has my Landlord acted unlawfully 15 Last Post Posted Anonymously 11/10/2013 11:33 am
Tango Queen 1 Last Post By Rexroth 10/10/2013 8:16 am
Homelessness - Local Connection or No Local Connection 2 Last Post By I am The Secret Housing Officer 09/10/2013 1:56 pm
Builders defects refurbished flat 1 Last Post Posted Anonymously 04/10/2013 11:06 am
decanted to different house advice please 2 Last Post By Mr Webb 03/10/2013 9:44 am
Mutual Exchange delays 1 Last Post By Rose007 30/09/2013 11:05 pm
dog being forcibly removed 4 Last Post Posted Anonymously 25/09/2013 3:14 pm
incomplete repairs 0 n/a
secure tenancy 1 Last Post Posted Anonymously 20/09/2013 1:23 pm
Housing Assoiation's, ASB and Evidence Gathering 2 out of 5 stars 69 Last Post Posted Anonymously 20/09/2013 8:34 am
Confused about whether I have the Right to Acquire or Right to Buy?? 3 Last Post By I am The Secret Housing Officer 19/09/2013 2:17 pm
mutual exchange refusal 3 out of 5 stars 12 Last Post By michael cardona 18/09/2013 12:07 pm
Repairs 0 n/a
Fire risk or not? 2 out of 5 stars 5 Last Post By Colin Walker 12/09/2013 10:25 am
Getting out safely! 2 Last Post By Colin Walker 12/09/2013 10:02 am
Housing association :( please help 16 Last Post By kay bowden 12/09/2013 6:49 am
Assigning tenancy to my son 6 Last Post Posted Anonymously 11/09/2013 2:12 pm
Pet Ownership and tenancies. 5 Last Post Posted Anonymously 11/09/2013 12:55 pm
Lack of / Insifficient Hot water - rent reduction 0 n/a
Not on tenancy agreement after 18 years of marriage & wife terminally ill 4 Last Post By Denise Hayward 05/09/2013 8:53 am
Association Housing 4 Last Post By Chris Lewis 30/08/2013 2:13 pm
legal status of deed of assignment 2 Last Post Posted Anonymously 28/08/2013 2:01 pm
Right to buy after succession 1 Last Post Posted Anonymously 28/08/2013 1:54 pm
Am I entitled to RTB / PRTB? 3 Last Post By Rose007 24/08/2013 1:55 pm

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  • From F451, 24/02/2015 4:38 pm in Query re RTB and affordable rent

    It would be so great to be allowed to discuss things in these areas again.

  • From Alan Ward, 23/02/2015 7:30 am in SECURE TENANCY

    Can housing association change my secured tenancy from a 2 bed to a 1 bedroom. I have complained for 15 years that my 15 year old bedroom is to small. Only can fit a single bed. That's all. Now they admit it's a 1 bedroom and want me to change my tenancy to a 1 bedroom also I have paid rent for 15 years and they say they owe me no arrears is this Legal?

  • From Alan Ward, 23/02/2015 7:23 am in Tenant's right to withdraw notice

    Hi. Can any one advice please. 15 years ago I swapped my 2 bed flat in Norwich to a 2 bed flat in Wimbledon. When I moved hear I questioned my then housing officer that the single bedroom was to small. After 15 years the housing associtation now say it's a 1 bedroom even though I have been paying for a 2 bedroom. Also they want me to change my secure tenancy from a 2 bed to 1 bedroom contract and tell me they owe me no arrears of rent. Is this legal?

  • posted Anonymously, 29/01/2015 8:09 am in Homeless occupant not being assisted by council

    Hi MFM.

  • posted Anonymously, 29/01/2015 8:08 am in Rehousing Of Council Tenant

    compenstion - yes, ask them.

  • From Rexroth, 19/01/2015 6:50 pm in To what extent can a RSL advise residents on financial matters.

    They need a licence.

  • posted Anonymously, 15/01/2015 11:17 pm in forced to end assured tenancy to start a joint one

    Can I ask as to how she is forcing you out? Has she asked you to leave or has she ended the tenancy? 

  • From Alan London, 13/01/2015 6:11 pm in Relationship break down and moving out with housing association tenancy

    Thanks. No info on the website regarding assignment or succession but in the tenancy agreement it only refers to the subject when talking about the death of the tenant. My partner is still quite young and although it would be nice to have the ability to assign...if it exists, there are other questions to be considered. Her job is not secure and she has been told that if she should need to claim housing benefit in the future then she would only be able to claim for half the rent should my name still be on the tenancy. Were ...

  • posted Anonymously, 05/01/2015 9:27 am in Housing Officer issues

    Hi Andrew,

  • From Rose007, 21/12/2014 4:22 pm in Death, Secure Tenancy, Downsizing and relatives moving in

    I advise you to seek proper advice on this.  There are many people that provide advice on this site that is not necessarily correct.  Have you now succeeded to the tenancy or is that still being looked into.  The Localism Act introduced further rules relating to succession.  caselaw is Newport CC v Charles considered by court of appeal.  The son kept up a pretence his mother was still alive when she had died a number of years previous.  The initial court hearing granted possession under Ground 16 which was overturned on appeal as more than 12 months had passed ...

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