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A review of s.184 Localism Act 2011 & Tenancy Deposit (9 August 2012)

The Tenancy Deposit Protection was introduced on 6th April 2007 by the Housing Act 2004. Landlords had to ensure that any deposit paid by a tenant pursuant to an assured shorthold tenancy was placed in a Tenancy Deposit Scheme.   Read more...

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Transfer of Tenancy (9 March 2012)

It is sometimes possible, if you are a secure council tenant, to transfer your tenancy to another member of your family or to a partner. It will be stated in your tenancy agreement whether or not you have the right to transfer the tenancy to someone else. You can choose to transfer it whilst you are still alive (assignment) or after your death (succession), and there are various rules governing the process.  Read more...

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In what circumstances can I transfer my council home for something bigger? (24 February 2012)

There are a number of situations and reasons for council tenants wanting to transfer to a different property. They might have changed to another job and need new housing nearer to the place of employment, or they might have a growing family and the current property is simply too small for them.  Read more...

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How can I take possession of my flat that is let out on a shorthold assured tenancy? (8 February 2012)

With a shorthold assured tenancy, the tenant has greater security of tenure and he or she cannot simply be evicted from a property. In this respect, an assured tenancy is different from others such as agricultural or business tenancies or those where the landlord is resident in the same property.   Read more...


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