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Bedroom tax bits

Here are couple of new First Tier Tribunal decisions (also on the FTT decisions page). A room use decision from St Helens – a room which had been used since the start of the tenancy as a dressing room/home office, and where a sewing machine was kept and used, was not a bedroom. From Liverpool, […]

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Tribunals and Reviews and Appeals. Oh My!

I did a talk at a conference on the topic of legal issues about the bedroom tax, it was basically a critical overview of the higher courts and tribunal (FTT and UT) cases. In case they are useful or vaguely interesting, my notes are here. (No jokes though. All the jokes were in the powerpoint, […]

A Thursday stuffed with housing stuff

A busy Thursday for housing law, not yet law, housing benefits and housing misc. Item one.  A Scottish Upper Tribunal is to hear a room size appeal on 18 September. This is one of the first Fife decisions. It is not the lead case in the English Upper Tribunal and may well be the first […]

Affordable Homes Bill & the bedroom tax

I haven’t written about the Affordable Homes Bill, partly because time, and partly because I was deeply cynical about the Bill’s prospects of getting anywhere pre-election, and the omissions it contained. (In fact for many of the same reasons contained in this rant). But with great gratitude, we have a guest post by Dr Joe […]

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