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Hi!

I have been in a private rented house for a few months now, and I have found out that it is a council home and the landlord has it in a leasehold basis.

Is it legal for him to rent that flat at a market price?

I wound't like to find myself in an illegal rental!

If it is legal I am a bit disgusted that this people got the flat for a bargain for humanitary reasons (and with the money of all the taxpayers) and now they are making an outrageous profit off it.

Thanks

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Guest Charlie The Tramp

Hi!

I have been in a private rented house for a few months now, and I have found out that it is a council home and the landlord has it in a leasehold basis.

Is it legal for him to rent that flat at a market price?

I wound't like to find myself in an illegal rental!

If it is legal I am a bit disgusted that this people got the flat for a bargain for humanitary reasons (and with the money of all the taxpayers) and now they are making an outrageous profit off it.

Thanks

If he purchased it as a Right To Buy, I see no problem for him if he has rented it out.

If it has been purchased on a personal mortgage he could also be in breach of the terms and conditions.

As a tenant he would have broken the terms of his tenancy and can be evicted.

I suspect this is quite a common thing

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If he purchased it as a Right To Buy, I see no problem for him if he has rented it out.

If it has been purchased on a personal mortgage he could also be in breach of the terms and conditions.

As a tenant he would have broken the terms of his tenancy and can be evicted.

I suspect this is quite a common thing

you suspect right Charlie. In fact, considering the amount of abuse of what little social housing is left, I wonder what happens to the people who genuinely need it.

I understand that successive governments have consciously tried to privatise social housing, but I'm far from convinced of the wisdom of doing so. I suppose the full ramifications will only become clear after this crash has played out

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you suspect right Charlie. In fact, considering the amount of abuse of what little social housing is left, I wonder what happens to the people who genuinely need it.

Incredible, the wife has just returned from her parents who have a council property. Evidently they quickly evicted a tenant who sub let the flat for £550 a month while paying a subsidised rent of £150 per month. It appears he/she returned to live with his/her parents.

This could be endemic nationwide

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Incredible, the wife has just returned from her parents who have a council property. Evidently they quickly evicted a tenant who sub let the flat for £550 a month while paying a subsidised rent of £150 per month. It appears he/she returned to live with his/her parents.

This could be endemic nationwide

yup - most councils are quite happy for tenants to sublet provided that there is full disclosure of the details and the amounts changing hands. However, I suspect that they simply lack the resources to properly police this.

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