londonforbernie RSS Feed Team Bernie, looking at all aspects of social care and property matters in London. What is priority date in housing? According to the rule, if someone moves down, they should be given credit for the earliest date at which they were in the new lower band or a higher band. Unless the applicant was already a member of that band, the date on which their application for homelessness was determined would be their priority date. Can I add my son to my council tenancy UK? No legal authority exists for secure tenants to include additional tenants in their rental agreements. They might be able to designate someone to take over the tenancy when they pass away. What is scarcity rent? How can I find out who owns a property for free UK? How Can I Freely Discover Who Owns a Property? Perform a title deeds search at GOV.UK. The majority of real estate or land sales in England or Wales since 1993 are documented by HM Land Registry. These records include details of the title register, title plan, title summary and flood risk indicator. How do I know if a property is ex Local Authority? There are two ways to tell if a home or apartment was formerly owned by the council (Local Authority). The estate agent will have information on the property's past if it is up for sale. If the property is not up for sale, you can pay a modest charge to Land Registry to get a copy of the title deed. Are housing associations funded by the government? Rent and service fees paid by residents of housing associations' properties, or on their behalf, are used to support daily operations. In this sense, housing associations are operated as businesses, and the vast majority of them do not rely on donations for their everyday operations. What a landlord Cannot do? Without sufficient notice, landlords are not permitted to enter rented houses. Before the lease expires, a tenant's tenancy cannot be terminated arbitrarily by the landlord. Except as provided in the lease or by the municipality, arbitrary mid-lease rent hikes are not permissible. Who is responsible for clearing a house after death? The Executor of a Will or the Administrator in the absence of a Will is in charge of managing the estate of the deceased. This implies that they are in charge of handling any problems that arise with the property after the owner passes away. What age is a child entitled to their own bedroom? Even whether they are siblings or step-siblings, it is advised that children over the age of 10 have their own beds even though it is not against the law for them to do so. We are aware that sometimes it is not possible. Try to regularly talk with children about their feelings if they are sharing. What is a voluntary Right to Buy? Tenants with Right to Buy can purchase their property for a reduced price. The government has committed to extending this privilege to renters of housing associations as well. Previously, it was available to council tenants alone. This programme is known as Voluntary Right to Buy since it has so far been by voluntary agreement (not by law). Is Right to Buy ending in the UK? The programme has been in place for more than 40 years; Margaret Thatcher first established it in the Housing Act of 1980. Wales and Scotland have cancelled the programme. Although far fewer people will be qualified to participate as of August 28, 2022, it is still in effect in Northern Ireland. Who is eligible for affordable housing UK? Therefore, who qualifies for cheap housing? If a person cannot afford to buy or rent housing from the private sector, they may be eligible. Councils are increasingly requiring proof of a long-term local connection before allowing someone to join a waiting list. Can you evict someone with mental illness UK? According to the Equality Act of 2010, if your mental health issue qualifies as a disability, you are protected from unjustified discrimination. The mere discovery that you have a specific mental health issue does not give your landlord the right to evict you; doing so would certainly constitute direct discrimination. What does Band 1 housing mean? Band 1: High priority. Examples include those moving urgently due to serious medical issues and those moving to a smaller house to make room for another applicant. How do I get social housing in London? You can submit a housing application to your local council. They may also refer to it as "social housing." You will be added to a waiting list of persons who need a council house if your application is approved. The applications will then be prioritised by your council depending on who needs a home the most urgently.