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Coucil Housing question :o

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by alexakasloth, 7 Jul 2006.

  1. alexakasloth

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 13 Aug 2004

    Posts: 7,813

    Location: Newhaven, Sussex.

    Hey all,

    My mum is thinking of moving back up to the Hemel/ Watford area as my nan hasn't been doing the best, and my mum doesn't really know many people down here.
    The thing is I want to stay down here, as TBH I ****ing love it down here. Now for the question, we live in a 2 bed council flat, as it's in her name at the moment, when she moves out would I still be able to continue living here? Could she pass the flat onto me so that I could continue renting? (It would be a damn site cheaper than any other option [apart from the streets :p]).

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  2. Bear

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,928

    Location: Bucks and Edinburgh

    Im pretty sure you cant. You would have to apply for council housing yourself and be assessed in terms of need on a waiting list AFAIK.
     
  3. VIRII

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 24 Jul 2003

    Posts: 30,259

    It would be an utter disgrace if you could.
    Why can't you just get pregnant at 14 and get a flat the official way huh?

    Brighton is supposed to be a really great place to live, I live near Hemel - I feel your pain.
     
  4. Bear

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,928

    Location: Bucks and Edinburgh

    I've yet to see any one in a darth vader suit in Hemel or Watford but when I do, Im sure to say hello :)
     
  5. VIRII

    PermaBanned

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    LOL. I tend to avoid Watford where possible preferring St Albans or Hemel.
     
  6. Mr Men

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 5 May 2006

    Posts: 9,191

    Location: PSN

    Im pretty sure if you have lived there longer than 6 months the lease can be transferred to you, but it might be different for each local council, best to ask them really.
     
  7. singist

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,446

    Location: Student Hell Headingley

    As above; may be different for you (look on the council site) but you should be ok to continue the tenancy.
     
  8. Roughneck

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,584

    Location: Aberdeen


    cant she put you on the rent book ? then you can continue to rent it after shes left
     
  9. knip

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Jun 2006

    Posts: 11,102

    Location: Somewhere in Bristol

    Does she have to tell them shes moving?
    Cant you just take over paying the rent and keep it in her name?
     
  10. Ak!ta

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,331

    Get your name as a co-resident, then you will have a chance of transfering the tenancy to your name... good luck!