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Hello, I am a solicitor with 20 years experience. I will try to answer this for you.
I need a little more information please.
Can you tell me the name of the housing co-operative. When you say fully mutual does that mean that you, and all other tenants are members of the co-op?
Dos your tenancy agreement describe itself as a Rent Act/Tenancy/ Protected Tenancy or anything similar?
Hello, This is not a simple question and I am going to have to do some research. I Think you are probably a protected tenant but regulated tanancies are restricted to the private sector, HA's do not usually come under this.
Please send me a copy of the tenancy agreement.
Apologies fro the delay but I have to fit these answers around my practice and sometimes urgent work comes up.
I apologise for the delay. Your question disappeared for a while and I have not been on the site for a while.
This is not straight forward but I think the answer is this. Section 15 & 16 of the Rent Act 1977 makes it clear that protected tenancies cannot be granted by Housing Associations or Housing Co-operatives.
Assuming your landlord is a registered social landlord what you have is s probably a secure tenancy. This is a very highly protected tenancy. The tenancy is also described as a secure tenancy on page 1 of the tenancy
Your tenancy agreement also specifies that you can only be evicted on grounds under schedule 4 Housing Act 1980. These are secure tenancy grounds.
So, not rent Act protected tenancy but probably a Secure Tenancy. ie a tenancy for life ( and that can pass after death in some circumstances) with a social rent.