Originally Posted by Baby01032012
Just thought I’d piggy off back of this thread.
Received a call yesterday that hap had completed inspection on house I have. I wasn’t aware this was happening which I don’t have to be.
However it is one room rented to a HAP tenant there are six other tenants who are private tenants. The HAP inspector informed me they accessed some of the other bedrooms but not all. And that they will need access to all.
I was horrified by this. To turn up with no warning to other private tenants and expect to access their rooms. Is this legal?
Surely as they are not hap tenants they have no relationship to hap or it’s inspector.
Out of curiosity, are you saying you fully let out a property but the people share the costs and one person in one room is on HAP and the others a private rental agreement?? or do you let out the rooms seperately in the same house or seperate room/habitation in the same building, ie like a converted older building with seperate apartments/flats??
I believe the HAP conditions are more onerous than even for part 4, and in my opinion,not backed by legislation as they exceed part 4.
I dont see how they can insist on accessing other tenants rented accomodation who are not applying for HAP, but they sound like they could be difficult.
I didnt know on person could get HAP in a shared tenancy, ie if they are all on the same lease?