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Bedroom tax campaign heats up as 600 tenants face appeal


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A housing association has sent letters to over 600 of its tenants who have been identified as potentially having grounds to appeal against the government's controversial bedroom tax.

 

Read More Here: http://www.24dash.com/news/housing/2014-09-25-Bedroom-tax-campaign-heats-up-as-600-tenants-face-appeal

 

Just hope its successful and more HA do this.

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I am slightly confused by this

 

If the landlord believes the rooms are not bedrooms....

 

(e.g. 3 bed property with 2 standard bedrooms and small boxroom)

 

...why is the landlord not recategorising the properties to reflect this?

 

This would save the tenant having to go through a long winded appeals process lasting several months!

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I am slightly confused by this

 

If the landlord believes the rooms are not bedrooms....

 

(e.g. 3 bed property with 2 standard bedrooms and small boxroom)

 

...why is the landlord not recategorising the properties to reflect this?

 

This would save the tenant having to go through a long winded appeals process lasting several months!

 

Basically it's all about money.

 

3 bed houses have a higher rent than 2 bed ones and

a 3 bed house usually commands a better selling price than a 2 bed.

 

If I was a landlord and I wanted the best return on my investment I would definitely

not reclassify my properties to have fewer bedrooms and therefore lower returns.

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It's also a problem for the HA for their funding. If a bank lends an HA money secured on a 2 bedroom flat they can't just reclassify it as 1 bedroomed because it affects the loan.

 

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