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Posted 23 November 2016

Compulsory Pay to Stay has been abandoned

The government announced yesterday that it was abandoning its plans to introduce compulsory pay to stay which, it will be remembered, was introduced in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 where Registered Providers had to set a higher rate of rent for high earners. These provisions will now not be brought into law ending the administrative nightmare most RPs were facing.  The scheme will now be voluntary.

The announcement can be found at:

Compulsory fixed term tenancies for all new local authority tenants is still very much on the cards.


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