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    Contents insurance at Council property

    Hi

    First time poster and just hoped someone could help me. Does anyone know if it's legal for a local authority to make "Contents Insurance" a condition of a Council tenancy agreement?!

    #2
    The council can ADVISE you that your contents are not insured with them although the building will be insured. It is entirely up to yourself if you take out contents insurance but if you have losses due to theft etc. the council will not be liable.

    Quote us the clause you refer to in the agreement.



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      #3
      They often offer their own insurance (and get commission!) but as far as I am aware they cannot make it compulsory.
      Unshackled by the chains of idle vanity, A modest manatee, that's me

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        #4
        Hi

        Thanks for your replies. I've not actually seen the clause, it's a friend of mine who's told me that I will have to get contents insurance or the Council won't house me. I didn't think that was legal, but don't know where it would say that :-/

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          #5
          How can we discuss a clause that none of us has seen? Even you haven't!
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            #6
            I was merely asking whether it was legal in principal!


            If I ask you whether it's legal to steal someone's car, you don't have to know what make it is to be able to answer the question do you?!

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              #7
              Originally posted by D-Wayne View Post
              I was merely asking whether it was legal in principal!
              You asked Does anyone know if it's legal for a local authority to make "Contents Insurance" a condition of a Council tenancy agreement? It is lawful, but we still do not know if that's what happened- since you can't/won't tell us what it says!
              JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
              1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
              2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
              3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
              4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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