westofbank wrote:The tenants of Canterbury House and Stangate were at a meeting today, at which they were informed that they were to be moved from a protected tenancy to an assured one, when they are moved into the new development. Also, their rents would go up from £43.00 to a £130+.
Seeing as they did not choose to move, can the managing agents (Pathmedes) make them sign a new tenancy agreement (seeming ii is not their choice to move)?
westofbank wrote:Thanks for those replies. The majority of the tenants in this situation have been living here for decades and should be protected by the rent agreements that they signed with the Trust (St Thomas's) in the first place.
The problem for the tenants is that their block of flats will demolished once the new adjacent block is built. Although the Trust is a registered charity, there has been nothing charitable about their behaviour.
They (the Trust) claim that are compelled by law to offer an Assured Tenancy, and that the tenants have no choice but to accept. Given that most of these tenants are past retirement age, I felt they were behaving in a heartless fashion.
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