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    Default Transfer of tenancy - concerns

    So I am hoping someone can answer a few questions and put my mind to rest.

    - If you live in a HA property do you need to inform them of people moving in & out of the property other than the named tenant?

    - If so what information is needed

    - What does a home assessment actually involve?

    Family member 1
    Family member 2
    Family member 3
    Family friend

    If FM1 is the named tenant of a 3 bed property and they transfer it to FM 2 then move out, is this possible? Can FF just inform the HA they are moving in?

    Would the remaining members have to move out?


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    Don't think you legally have to tell them about changes in household but they will want to know. It is also good for them to have a record so if any issue arises over who lives there they have accurate info. Transferring a tenancy over is a good example of this.

    They will want to know who is leaving and when, who is moving in and when and also if they are a partner or family member of anyone residing there currently. They may have their own form but a letter should be fine.

    No idea on the home assessment. Social housing providers tend to do a tenancy audit of all their properties on a rolling schedule where they ask who lives there and need to see proof that the named tenants still live there. It may be this or it may not.

    If the named tenant wants to move out and hand the tenancy over this is called an assignment. The tenant would have to get the permission of the HA to do this. They may have to get a deed of assignment drawn up through a solicitor or the HA may do this for them.

    The main reasons for refusing an assignment are that the person who wants to take over the property is not entitled to (not lived there long enough, etc) or that the property would be under-occupied. If the proposed new tenant is a family member and has been living with the tenant for at least 12 months the former will not be a problem. If the HA accept that the family friend is moving in and will use the 3rd bedroom the size of the property should not be an issue either.

    The HA may not approve the assignment to that property if they deem it to large but may approve a move to a smaller property.

    If they find that there is no one legally entitled to be assigned the property this may lead to them losing the property. However, they may be able to apply for a property in their own right. But I think this is unlikely to occur in your situation.

    Take a look at their website. There should be info on assignments.


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    Default Re: Transfer of tenancy - concerns

    what proof is accepted? not everyone has bills in their names etc


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    Default Re: Transfer of tenancy - concerns

    Any official letters like bank statements but they need to speak to their HA. Only they can say what they are willing to accept and the amount may be low if the person has already been recorded as part of the household.



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