What is Part 7 of the Housing Act?


What is Part 7 of the Housing Act?

(1)The following provisions of this Part apply where a person applies to a local housing authority [F13in England] for accommodation, or for assistance in obtaining accommodation, and the authority have reason to believe that he is or may be homeless or threatened with homelessness.

What is Section 2 of the Housing Act?

2 Letting of a dwelling-house together with other land. (b)if and so long as the main purpose of the letting is not as mentioned in paragraph (a) above, the tenancy shall be treated as not being one under which a dwelling-house is let as a separate dwelling.

What is the cost floor rule?

Cost floor rule – Your discount may be reduced by the ‘cost floor’ rule. This may apply if your home has recently been purchased or built by your landlord or they have spent money on repairing or maintaining it. Your discount could be reduced to nil if the cost floor is more than the value.

What is a Category 1 hazard in housing?

It should be borne in mind that all types of homes contain inherent hazards such as stairs and electrical equipment. Category 1 hazards are those where the most serious harm outcome is identified, for example, death, permanent paralysis, permanent loss of consciousness, loss of a limb or serious fractures.

What is a section 28 notice?

Notice served by a tenant where they intend to leave with 3 months’ notice after the lease expiry date. Section 28. The landlord and tenant both agree to a lease renewal and terms are agreed in writing.

What is a Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988?

There are 2 main routes private landlords can take to regain possession of their property under the Housing Act 1988: Section 21 gives a landlord an automatic right of possession without having to give any grounds (reasons) once the fixed term has expired.

What is the Devon rule?

S157 Notices are Restrictive Covenants placed on rural ex-council houses. These houses can only be purchased by someone who has either lived or worked in Devon for the three years prior to purchase. This covenant is sometimes known as the “Devon rule” or “Devon covenant.”

How long does a Section 157 last?

The Section 157 restriction is a life-time covenant and stays with the ex-council property irrespective if you are the first buyer or subsequent ones.

Can you inherit a right to buy property?

Can they still share my Right to Buy? No. Family members sharing the Right to Buy must be living at the property. If they are not your Spouse or Civil Partner, they must have been living with you for at least 12 months.

Do ex council properties increase in value?

Ex local-authority homes don’t rise in value as quickly or as much as their neighbours, says Dogger. And they are harder to sell if the market falls.

What makes you a priority for housing?

Applicants who will receive higher priority for housing: People whose current housing has a serious negative impact on their health. People who are living in severely overcrowded housing. People who are homeless as a result of domestic abuse.

Who gets top priority for council housing?

You will get more priority for council housing if your home:

  • needs urgent repairs or is in a very bad condition.
  • is unsanitary – for example, has bad drains or sewerage problems.
  • lacks basic washing and cooking facilities.