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    Hi

    My friend rents a house from a Housing Association. She has rented her house for 33 years and she can't find a copy of her tenancy agreement and thinks it may possibly lost! I make it that she has been a tenant since 1981 - does this equate to an Assured Tenancy? If not, how can she confirm her Tenancy type?

    Many thanks
    Claymore

    #2
    Unless Housing Associations can grant special tenancies (?) this would likely be a Rent Act tenancy. Certainly it isn't an Assured Tenancy since they were created by the Housing Act 1988.

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      #3
      Pre 15/01/1989

      If the owner was a Private landlord when the tenancy 1st started, but then sold on to a housing associations it's governed by 1977 Rent act, as amended "Regulated Tenant" .

      If owner has been a housing associations All the time they call it a "Secure Tenancy" and the amount of rent can be governed by the 1977 rent act !

      http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/englan...g_landlord.htm

      If the rent is registered https://ebusiness.voa.gov.uk/err/ The rent service now called VOA may have a copy of the tenancy agreement....

      Assured tenancy came into play after 15/01/1989....
      Thunderbirds are go

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        #4
        She should 'phone shelter 0808 800 4444 for advice.

        She could ask landlord for copy but may not wish to.

        HA may have lost their records.

        Is the rent substantially below market?

        She will have very substantial rights if she keeps paying the rent. Is she claiming all benefits she I'd entitled to ?
        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
          45002,

          Wow, thank you for all that information.

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            #6
            Artful - that post is associated to the one in HB that we have been posting on. Separate issue so it made sense to start a separate post as I don't want to confuse issues.

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              #7
              May

              Hi Claymore

              May I ask are the housing association trying to put the rent up or do something else ?
              Thunderbirds are go

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                #8
                Originally posted by 45002 View Post
                are the housing association trying to put the rent up or do something else ?
                It seems to be that the HB the tenant is entitled to is being reduced because of the bedroom tax.

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                  #9
                  Yes thank you I just posted there http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums...534#post517534
                  Thunderbirds are go

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