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    #31
    Originally posted by jpkeates View Post
    Not the case, the the payment isn't subject to the same restriction that council tax is.

    Schedule 1 s9(1) "A payment for or in connection with the provision of a utility is a permitted payment if the tenancy agreement requires the payment to be made."
    It doesn't stipulate who the payment has to be made to..
    Yes, I think you may be right. Ive been reading the landlodsguild briefing on this and they say that payment of CT, utilities, TV licence and media services are all permitted payments to the landlord but schedule 1 says that CT and TV licence can only be paid to the relevant authority. Either way I think I was wrong about the utilities payments.

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      #32
      S1(7) says that LL may require a payment as an alternative to a payment/contract that is not prohibited.

      If I were to go for "rent inclusive" I would probably put the options (pay direct or pay me) in the agreement, with additional costs, have the tenant sign against the selected option(s), state the additional cost for the option, and give the T the right to pay the supplier direct on giving notice.

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