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Right to buy

Council delays purchase transaction Sums to be credited to premium payable – housing benefit counts as rent Hanoman v London Borough of Southwark [2009] UKHL 29 Summary Housing benefit amounted to payment by a tenant to the landlord for the purposes of s153A and B of the Housing Act 1985 and sums paid by way of housing benefit could therefore be deducted from the premium payable by a secure tenant exercising his right to buy. The facts T was a…

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