Thank you for the question. If you. have been granted succession of the lease then yes, you should have the same rights, however they should be providing you with an updated agreement. If they have agreed to allow you to take on a new lease, the terms of the lease may be different from that of the original, it will depend on how the lease has been transferred. You are correct that the council should be liable for certain repairs to the property and again these should be outlined in your agreement. If you are not satisfied with the council's conduct you need to raise this with them and may also seek to involve the housing ombudsman or if required take legal action further down the line.
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