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    • blueball
    • By blueball 5th Jul 18, 7:33 AM
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    Buying parents housing association property.
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    • 5th Jul 18, 7:33 AM
    Buying parents housing association property. 5th Jul 18 at 7:33 AM
    My dad has right to buy on his housing association house. He is retired and receives housing and council tax benefit. I want to buy his property with cash.

    I phoned up the housing association and they said I can buy his house and put my name on the deeds (the house will be sold to me through his right to buy giving me a 50% discount)

    My questions are as follows:

    What impact will this have on his housing benefit, if my name is on the the deeds would it be classed as deprivation of capital.

    What impact will this have on his council tax support, is this benefit effected by renting from family?
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    • mrginge
    • By mrginge 5th Jul 18, 7:44 AM
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    I!!!8217;m not sure if this is a sensible use of council funds tbh.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 5th Jul 18, 7:56 AM
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    If you are getting a 50% discount to buy a house that is part of social housing and you can afford to buy it Cash. Why do you need to be charging your father rent and expect the Tax Payer to pay his rent?

    Deprivation of capital? Your father does not own the house so how does this come into the equation unless its his money you are using?

    The Council Tax will be paid by the tenant providing rent is paid.

    Housing benefit will be paid by council on a property owed by a family member.
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    • Pixie5740
    • By Pixie5740 5th Jul 18, 8:00 AM
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    I do wonder if this thread is a wind up. I do not believe for one minute that the housing association is allowing you to bypass your father, the one with the secure tenancy, to give you his discount and sell his home from under him.

    As a housing association tenant does he even have the right to buy? I smell a rat.
    • elsien
    • By elsien 5th Jul 18, 8:04 AM
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    • 5th Jul 18, 8:04 AM
    What Pixie said. ^^^
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 5th Jul 18, 8:05 AM
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    If you are getting a 50% discount to buy a house that is part of social housing and you can afford to buy it Cash. Why do you need to be charging your father rent and expect the Tax Payer to pay his rent?

    Deprivation of capital? Your father does not own the house so how does this come into the equation unless its his money you are using?

    The Council Tax will be paid by the tenant providing rent is paid.

    Housing benefit will be paid by council on a property owed by a family member.
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    There are a few ‘nots’ missing from this, ie ‘he will NOT get housing benefit to pay the rent to his son...’

    He will not get housing benefit. That simply will not happen.

    Council tax support will continue.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 5th Jul 18, 8:10 AM
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    There are a few ‘nots’ missing from this, ie ‘he will NOT get housing benefit to pay the rent to his son...’

    He will not get housing benefit. That simply will not happen.

    Council tax support will continue.
    Originally posted by marliepanda
    The missing word is actually May.
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    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 5th Jul 18, 8:12 AM
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    The missing word is actually May.
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    The missing word is not may (plus you said will and will may doesnt make sense)

    Housing benefit would not be paid to someone whose child had bought the property they were renting securely to continue to rent it to them, especially on a RTB discount. Thats the very definition of contrived...
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    • By csgohan4 5th Jul 18, 8:15 AM
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    Popcorn comes out again
    "It is prudent when shopping for something important, not to limit yourself to Pound land/Estate Agents"
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 5th Jul 18, 8:17 AM
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    The missing word is not may (plus you said will and will may doesnt make sense)

    Housing benefit would not be paid to someone whose child had bought the property they were renting securely to continue to rent it to them, especially on a RTB discount. Thats the very definition of contrived...
    Originally posted by marliepanda
    I stand corrected.
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    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 5th Jul 18, 8:41 AM
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    I do wonder if this thread is a wind up. I do not believe for one minute that the housing association is allowing you to bypass your father, the one with the secure tenancy, to give you his discount and sell his home from under him.

    As a housing association tenant does he even have the right to buy? I smell a rat.
    Originally posted by Pixie5740
    Good point, I had misread the 50% as them buying it between them halfsies...
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