Reg 79 and Rent increases

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    Thanks to some WG changes our Housing Associations are increasing the rent in some cases this year from the 03/04/24 which is the Wednesday. Can anyone please clarify if based on Reg 79 where all the upratings would normally align from the 01/04/24 or the Mon following for most of our HA’s 79 (4) means that the rent increase trumps this and so the upratings should all align with the 03/04/24?


    Peter Barker

    Yes, the increase overrides the uprating.

    The only exception to this rule would be if Reg 79(4) placed the effective date of the uprating in March. This cannot happen when 1 April is a Monday, but it can happen in any other year. Such an eventuality would be ultra vires s150 of the Social Security Administration Act so reg 79(4) would have to be ignored (and presumably two superseding decisions made, one for the rent increase and another for the uprating). Not an issue this year though.


    Thank you for coming back to me. It is a nightmare! 🙂

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