Comment on: Law could be rewritten to enforce pay to stay
There are a number of interesting issue with the proposed move.
Firstly, there are few social tenants with high salaries, and if high rent was imposed they may elect to rent or buy elsewhere. This then goes against government's commitment for social cohesion through mixed communities.
Second, normally it is the tenant's family members who are earners, thus the changes would not affect them.
Third, high earners may elect to exercise the RTB and take advantage of the recent changes to the discount provision.
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There are a number of issues that need to be clarified first namely;
a has the tenancy been succeeded before ie was it originaly held as a joint tenancy for your dad and mum, if so
you cannot normally succeed a second time;
b if the tenancy has been held soley by your mum then you can ask the landlord to assign the tenancy in your name, which cannot unreasonable be withheld- L may take two beds into account but you can convince them that it is likely to be a family home
c if not above, then you may be entitled to succeed upon your mum's death as a family member, but council may seek possession by offering alternative accomm, by then you may have a partner or family of your own whihc would support your case to succession
d if all else fails you may be able to succeed another route via council's allocations policy under discretionay grounds.