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    If you get tenants from the council waiting list, and the council pay the monthly rent direct to the LL, when their 12 month tenancy comes to an end, do the council still advise them to remain if the tenant has nowhere else to stay? It would be all the same if the LL wanted to sell the property asap.
    To know how rich you are, count the things you have which money can't buy.

  • #2
    Are you sure you are not making a business let to the council? Such arrangements are inadvisable.

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    • #3
      If the lease to the council expires, the tenants become your tenants, don't they? Therefore, I suspect council would advise them to stay on.

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      • #4
        Wilfred is describing tenancies in consequence of the Localism Act whereby councils can "full-fill their housing duty" to those who "present as homeless" by offering them a private let of AT LEAST 12 months (he mentions 12 months).

        It's a "normal" AST, between landlord & tenant, merely introduced by council often with significant inducements. A local Surrey council offer £4k bonus for a 24month deal: I'm told Ealing offer 3 times that.

        Wilfred they ain't from the housing waiting list, but homeless poor b*st*ards: Some will be innocent people stuffed by circumstance: Others, evicted tenants by s21 as landlord didn;t want to use s8 for all those arrears.

        e.g.
        https://www.watford.gov.uk/download/...rge_policy.pdf

        I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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        • #5
          Thanks for clarifying that for me artfullodger, and I didn't know they were homeless people the council asks LLs to house for 12 months.
          To know how rich you are, count the things you have which money can't buy.

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