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Renting Homes: Final Report

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On 5 May 2006, the Law Commission published, "Renting Homes: The Final Report" (Law Com No 297).
They recommend a simple system of secure and standard contracts, to replace the many existing tenancy and licence types. 

Landlords and occupiers would benefit from: 
  • Identical contracts for council and housing association tenants. This will increase the security of housing association tenant households. 
  • Improvements to council and housing association tenants' rights; e.g. better succession rights and the right to apply to add a partner or flatmate to the contract. 
  • Model contracts approved by the Government to make private renting easier, cheaper and more flexible.