Rents and housing benefit

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The difference between types of residential tenancies depends on when the tenancy was granted and the legislation in force at that time. There are four main types of...

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This Practice Note explains the criteria for assured tenancies (AT) and assured shorthold tenancies (AST) and the exceptions to those criteria, the main terms of AT and...

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Regulated tenancies (also known as protected, statutory or fair rent tenancies) were the principal form of private sector tenancy of residential property granted under...

Practice Note

What is housing benefit? Housing benefit is a scheme provided to assist those on low incomes with paying their rent. It does not cover mortgage payments. It is...

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The level of rent which a tenant must pay is determined by the tenancy agreement between the landlord and the tenant and which governs the legal relationship between...

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What is social housing Social housing is defined in Part 2 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (HRA 2008). HRA 2008, s 68 confirms that social housing means: • low...

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All deposits taken by landlords for residential assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs) in England and Wales must be protected by a tenancy deposit scheme (TDS). The parties...

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