Bedtime storiesPosted: February 21, 2013 | Author: julesbirch | Filed under: Housing benefit, Legal, Scotland, Social housing, Welfare reform |Leave a comment
It seems remarkable that with less than 40 days to go until we start taxing them we still don’t really know for certain what a bedroom is.
So it’s not surprising that the move by Knowsley Housing Trust to reclassify 566 of its two- and three-bed homes as one- and two-bed has attracted so much attention. Chief executive Bob Taylor told Inside Housing that a stock review showed some homes are currently classified as having more bedrooms than they actually have, because tenants are not using the extra rooms as bedrooms and were therefore paying too much rent.
Read the rest of this post on Inside Edge, my blog for Inside Housing