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walter baggie
13-11-2005, 14:14 PM
somebody mentioned that there is a scheme where the home office let you house from you for a fixed term ,to house assylum seekers etc,does anybody have any info on this please.
does anybody have a copy of the current housing act with ref to AST please or indeed know where i can obtain such?

Energise
13-11-2005, 14:40 PM
does anybody have a copy of the current housing act with ref to AST please or indeed know where i can obtain such?


Housing Act 1988 (+ 1996)
http://www.letlink.co.uk/GeneralInfo/Stat2%20-%20HA%201988.htm

Some further info

Protection From Eviction Act
http://www.letlink.co.uk/GeneralInfo/Stat1%20-%20PE1977.htm

Landlord and Tenant Act 1985
http://www.letlink.co.uk/GeneralInfo/Stat3LT1985.htm

Gas Safety 1998
http://www.letlink.co.uk/GeneralInfo/Stat4%20-%20GSReg%201998.htm

UTCCR 1999
http://www.letlink.co.uk/GeneralInfo/Stat5%20-%20UFCTR99.htm

MrShed
13-11-2005, 14:44 PM
And although it doesnt directly answer your question about the home office, here is some info about local authorities:

http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showpost.php?p=7910&postcount=25

Patois
24-11-2005, 13:17 PM
The National Asylum Support Service support the housing (amongst other things) of asylum seekers.
NASS do this by contracting 'Service Providers' in a geographical area - there were 4 (excluding the Local Authority itself) in W. Yorks.
They differ from area to area.

Each Service Provider sources housing from various agencies or individuals and manages the properties and occupants.

Note:
Current housing standards (including HMO standards) have to be complied with in each property. Houses have still to be fit for habitation.
An HMO is still an HMO whether or not it houses asylum seekers - if they are not a single household - will need fire precautions etc. etc.

MrWoof
24-11-2005, 17:17 PM
My first let was to a local authority for this purpose, it was let furnished but when I took it back all the furniture had been replaced with very old stuff. The property was undamaged but the LA told me that I was lucky, 50% are trashed. Never again, risks like that I can't afford.