Retired Baptist Ministers Housing Organisation

Rent and Tenancy Agreements

Rent and Tenancy Agreements

Tenants pay a monthly rent to RBMHO. This is calculated as 10% of a households taxable income, with a minimum rent figure agreed annually by the Trustees. This is currently £206 pcm. The statement of income form and information about taxable income can be found in the changes in circumstances section of tenants information. 

If a tenant makes an Interest Free Loan to RBMHO or takes an Equity Share this may result in a reduction in rent. Details can be found in our Rent Policy.

The Organisation looks after the property’s building insurance, plumbing, heating and electrical repairs, fixtures such as kitchen units and bathrooms and exterior maintenance. Tenants are responsible for maintaining the interior décor and garden as well as paying all normal outgoings such as Council Tax, water & sewage charges, gas, electric and telephone bills as well as contents insurance.

RBMHO provides permanent homes with AssuredTenancies in England, the Scottish Government Model Private Residential Tenancy Agreement in Scotland, and Occupation Contracts in Wales. For married couples joining RBMHO, all tenancies / contracts are on a joint basis and give a continuing right of occupation to a surviving spouse.

In the eventuality that a tenant marries at a later date, their spouse will not be granted tenancy rights, and if their spouse survives them they will be expected to vacate the property. Beyond this, housing cannot be made available to dependent relatives.

Sometimes circumstances alter and an existing home becomes unsuitable, in which case sympathetic consideration is given to rehousing, if required. However, we are unable to provide flats in sheltered accomodation or nursing home care.

"We are so grateful to the Lord and to the RBMHS for providing us with this lovely bungalow.  It's at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and is just a few miles from several family members.  We love living so close to the sea and the South Downs.  Before we retired we had often wondered where we would end up living but could never have imagined it would be in such a great place - definitely our 'dream home." 

GS in Angmering




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