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Council Housing Register

Post by businessmanuk » Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:45 am

Just wanted to ask if applying for council house with a partner on spouse visa would effect her immigration at the time of renewal. Is it allowed to be on a council register as a partner being on a spouse visa but the main applicant is British? Thanks

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Re: Council Housing Register

Post by JB007 » Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:26 pm

businessmanuk wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:45 am
Just wanted to ask if applying for council house with a partner on spouse visa would effect her immigration at the time of renewal. Is it allowed to be on a council register as a partner being on a spouse visa but the main applicant is British? Thanks
Being housed by the council, is Public Funds. The property will have to be in your sole name. I assume that means the application to be housed must be in your sole name too becasue your partner has no recourse to public funds?

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Re: Council Housing Register

Post by businessmanuk » Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:53 pm

A sole tenancy may be granted to someone who is eligible (for example a British person or person settled in the UK) but whose spouse/partner is not eligible. The ineligible spouse or partner is not counted as accessing public funds as a result of this.

Does this means it is okay to apply with partner who is on spouse visa as spouse or partner is not counted as accessing public funds?

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Re: Council Housing Register

Post by JB007 » Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:55 pm

businessmanuk wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:53 pm
A sole tenancy may be granted to someone who is eligible (for example a British person or person settled in the UK) but whose spouse/partner is not eligible. The ineligible spouse or partner is not counted as accessing public funds as a result of this.

Does this means it is okay to apply with partner who is on spouse visa as spouse or partner is not counted as accessing public funds?
JB007 wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:26 pm
The property will have to be in your sole name. I assume that means the application to be housed must be in your sole name too becasue your partner has no recourse to public funds?

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https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/public-funds
If it is all done in your name only, as the quote states the NRPF partner is then not taking public funds. You will however, need the permission of the council for her to then live in the property in your sole name.

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Re: Council Housing Register

Post by JB007 » Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:11 pm

When your wife eventually has ILR, you can add her name to your application for waiting to be housed by the council. It can take years to be offered a property.

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