Comment on: Haunted houses
Is this news? Why not ask how many sightings of Father Christmas for an article in December IH?
Comment on: Taxing questions
Ground 8 protects income? No, it justs leads to an eviction. As a sector, we need better answers than that.
Comment on: Share and share alike
Perfect timing for the stage revival of Rising Damp as shared housing makes a comeback from the 1970s.
Is this really the model for the future?
Joe - completely spot on with your comments.
Comment on: Man prosecuted for calling a tenant a 'rat'
Tabloid headline and not much else to this article as already noted.
We expect better IH!
H4rdwork has not added any discussions yet.
Posted in: Mutual exchange 42 day law
TrackDay, I'm afraid you're talking nonsense. Assured tenants have no statutory right to exchange and the 1985 HA doesn't apply to them. Some RSLs give contractual rights that are similar to the statutory rights of secure tenants. The concept of an "implied term" relates to contract, not statute.
Posted in: Right to buy Problem
You don't have the Right To Buy - you're not a Council tenant. Your landlord hasn't sent you a RTB2 because it's used as part of the Right To Buy process; you haven't got the Right To Buy at all so they're quite right not using a notice that is part of that process.
Posted in: mutual exchange
Michelle, do not give the other party money under any circumstances. You cannot offer money to do an exchange, it's a serious breach of tenancy if you pay as part of an exchange.
Get the refusal reasons in writing from the landlords involved, then speak to Shelter/CAB. Ask the landlords about their appeal processes and for copies of their procedures. The other party should speak to their local councillor.
Be prepared for disapointment but it's worth trying these things.
Posted in: Mutual exchange woes - where do we stand?
In response to the original post: Rosie, make sure the landlord that is refusing is fully aware of the circumstances of the the assignees, including mental health. Ask for the decision in writing, for a copy of their policy, and how their appeal process works. For assured tenants, it is not a statutory right so also read the tenancy agreement.
Explore the appeal route. They don't have to agree and may refuse to protect their rental income. Be prepared for disapointment but don't give up at the first hurdle.
Posted in: Average revenue per tenant
Given you've already professed complete ignorance about all the costs involved, I'm suprised you've already decided "that the real costs of building social housing doesn't work". What poor methodology.