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    • re14796
    • By re14796 13th Oct 16, 4:51 PM
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    Council Housing 13th Oct 16 at 4:51 PM
    Are council housing for life? Can the occupier pass the house to their children? When the children become 18 years old, do the council review their agreement?
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    Are council housing for life? - Normally yes, but there are ofcourse terms and conditions Can the occupier pass the house to their children? - No. When the children become 18 years old, do the council review their agreement? - In what way?
    Originally posted by re14796
    Children can get some rights - in particular to the Right to buy scheme. However one would hope that children would be encouraged to achieve on their own
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    Not for life in the sense I think you mean. It depends on the Council - our local council have just revised their tenancy agreements to say that a spouse or partner can stay in the house if anything happens to the tenant but that's it - it can't then be passed onto children. If the tenant is single and an adult 'child' has lived there as their main home then they may be able to say on after the tenant passed away. Either way - succession can only happen once.

    From this year, I believe that new tenants are not given assured life tenancies - they are only given a 5 year tenancy which is reviewed every 5 years. So even if the 'child' was able to succeed to the tenancy - their tenancy wont be for 'life'. If there are any benefits involved - the 'bedroom tax' still applies of course.
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