Check Your Occupation Type – Private

Question 7

Do any of the following situations apply?

1. You either pay an annual rent of more than £100,000 or, for tenancies which started before 1st April 1990, the rateable value on 31st March 1990 was more than £1,500 for Greater London or £750 elsewhere*. (These are known as tenancies at a high rent.)

2. Either there is no rent payable, or your annual rent is £1,000 or less for Greater London or £250  elsewhere, or for tenancies starting before 1st April 1990 the rent annual payable is less than 2/3 of the rateable value of the property on 31st March 1990. (These are known as tenancies at a low rent.)

3. You are a student and your tenancy is granted by the educational institution which provides your course**.

* This is rent per tenancy.  So if there is one (eg joint and several) tenancy agreement where the total annual rent for that tenancy is over £100,000, click ‘yes.’ But, not if there are several individual tenancies (for people who have their own tenancy agreement) where the total annual rent for the property for all the tenancies together comes to over £100,000.

** Note that this is ONLY where your landlord is the educational institution which provides your course.  If your landlord is just someone who rents to students, even if the landlord was someone recommended by your student accommodation office, click ‘no.’