For Tenants (other than Leaseholders)

Articles for Council Tenants

Councils in England will be given up to £175m in extra cash to allow them to limit rent increases and help hard-pressed tenants, ministers have said.  Housing minister, Margaret Beckett, has changed the advised weekly rent increase for 2009-10 from the £4 proposed in September to under £2. This was a "fair and affordable" deal in challenging times, she said, Councils welcomed the step, but they should be allowed to retain all their rental income in future.
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The Affordable Housing Con
London Tenants Federation has published a comprehensive analysis of the ‘affordable housing con’ which its members say has been a key component of a ploy by politicians and policy makers to hide how unaffordable housing is in London and how much we need more social-rented homes.  
The Affordable Housing Con PDF

The Tenants' Voice  -Your tenancy deposit protection (TDP) scheme offers a free dispute resolution service if you disagree with your landlord about how much deposit should be returned.  You don't have to use the service but if you do, both you and the landlord have to agree to it.  You'll both be asked to provide evidence, and the decision made about your deposit will be final.

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  • Many thanks also to Ellie Lewis for the following information: 
      Renting Rights (Scotland)

 Tenancy Deposit Protection 
 (If  there's a dispute over a deposit)

The Tenancy Inventory Check

Tenant Empowerment Organisation
Tenants and landlords working together to build great communities

Shelter helps millions of people every year who are struggling with bad ousing or homelessness to prevent it in the first place.  

The Housing Ombudsman Service is set up by law to look at complaints about the housing organisations that are registered with us. Our service is free, independent and impartial.

They resolve disputes involving the tenants and leaseholders of social landlords and our voluntary members (private landlords and letting agents who are committed to good service for their tenants). A leaseholder is the occupier who owns the property defined in the lease for a fixed number of years.


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