Reply To: RSL tenant 50% rent paid through UC

John Boxall

Unlike private sector tenancies it is much less simple for a joint tenant to be removed from a Social Housing tenancy.

I did have an interesting case where a woman turned out to be the joint owner of a house with her ex boyfriend, and got a rather nasty suprise when he got into mortgage arrears and the lenders started to chase her. 

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery. The blossom is blighted, the leaf is withered, the god of day goes down upon the dreary scene, and—and in short you are for ever floored.

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