Shared Accommodation Rate – Terminology

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  • #40034
    Anonymous
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    Hi,
    Only a quick question.
    Does the term Single Room Rent still exist under the old(Rent Officer) scheme, or, did I read a circular/bulletin that told me the terms Single Room Rent and Shared Room Rate never exisited in legislation and both should now only be known as Shared Accommodation Rate??

    Or the third explanation – am I Imagining things?? :~

    Thanks
    Jo

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    Anonymous
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    The terms “shared room rate” and “shared accommodation rate” do not exist in law, but there is no snappy alternative that does exist in law – the legal definition is long-winded, so an everyday term is acceptable. Personally I have never liked “shared room rate” because it does not describe the accommodation accurately – I cannot understanhd how it ever caught on. The rate applies to a private single-occupancy room, but with shared use of kitchen and/or bathroom. “Shared accommodation rate” is therefore better. I have tried in the past to use the terms “HMO rate” and “bedsit rate” but I found I was ploughing a lonely furrow and gave up.

    However the term “Single Room Rent” does exist in the legislation so it is quite correct to use that.

    #114278
    Anonymous
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    Excellent, thanks.
    I’m finding I like Shared Accommodation Rate. And Single Room Rent does have a nice ring to it!
    Thanks again.

    Jo

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