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So, I have been offered a flat to rent! It is a friend of my family and I didn't know this before but their offspring had a council flat that he didn't use very much (they played the system), he stayed there 1 or 2 times a week. In any case, when the time came that this person was eligible for the Right to Buy, their parents bought it. That's fine, as I said they played the system, it is wrong but within the rules (I believe family members are allowed to help you Right to Buy). Now I have been offered this flat to rent and it seems that they have been renting the place out to someone since they took up the Right to Buy (in their offsprings name of course) some years ago. Was this allowed? It doesn't seem right but is it within the rules? I've tried looking on the .gov website but can't find anything on this. Does anyone here know what the rules are?

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but isn't there some rule that stops you from renting it out for x amount of years?

The whole Right to Buy is just a f**king joke! Bonus for anyone who can lie themselves into a council place. I've had enough of this country!

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Not sure, but I know a lawyer that bought a flat through the shared ownership scheme and he's been renting it for years and that's not allowed.

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Not sure, but I know a lawyer that bought a flat through the shared ownership scheme and he's been renting it for years and that's not allowed.

Why dont you just report him to HMRC?

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but isn't there some rule that stops you from renting it out for x amount of years?

The whole Right to Buy is just a f**king joke! Bonus for anyone who can lie themselves into a council place. I've had enough of this country!

Bonus for anyone that can lie themselves into a council place? Your friend's experience is not the norm bud, it sounds like he committed fraud if it wasn't his main residence.

The bit about parents makes no sense from what you've said. His parents can't have a stake in the property, that's not how thr Right to Buy works it has to belong to him or were he to die he could have passed on the tenancy I guess.

I agree it's not right that people living in council houses get special treatment but your post makes it sound like the majority of people are scamming the system.

As for renting I guess it might be possible to put a covenant on the property but there are circumstances that would be quite reasonable to rent out your place, say you wanted to go do a uni course somewhere else in the country, or take up a temporary work post elsewhere, including abroad.

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