Exempt accomodation

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    andrewb
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    I have a quick question.

    Are chalets exempt from LHA? I was under the impression that they weren’t but The Rent Service have told us that they are and should be referred to them.

    #96407
    Anonymous
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    Reg 13 C(5) states that “houseboats, caravans and mobile homes” do not come under LHA. Perhaps this is a (rather too) liberal interpretation of that, based on the fact that some chalets are mobile, whilst others (log cabin type chalets, for example) are most definately fixed.

    I would have a word with the Rent service (do you have a liaison officer?) and sort this out, so you both know what you are doing. 8)

    #96408
    Anonymous
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    [quote:06911c74f6=”Jon Phillips”]… so you both know what you are doing.[/quote:06911c74f6]

    Given that The Rent Service is now an agency of the DWP, this could be problematic …

    #96409
    andrewb
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    The chalets are fixed and have two floors

    #96410
    Anonymous
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    Andy, TRS won’t be part of DWP much longer. It’s shortly to be merged with the Valuation Office Agency (he said to the sound of axes falling).

    #96411
    Julian Hobson
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    When is a Chalet not a Chalet ?

    A chalet is (according to my dictionary) 1. a wooden house with overhanging eaves, typically found in the Swiss Alps 2. a small wooden cabin used by holidaymakers, typivally one in a holiday camp.

    So is what you have here a chalet, and does it matter ?

    I’d say its a wooden house, whether something is known as a chalet, bungalow, gate house, terrace, detached, semi detached etc has no bearing on HB.

    It doesn’t fit any of the Houseboats, caravans, mobile homes definitions.

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