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09/05/2014

Dining (bed) rooms

Just to note that a couple of First Tier Tribunal decisions from Glasgow have been added to the FTT decisions page (and can be downloaded here). In both the FTT decided that the use of a downstairs room as a dining room was long established, since the commencement of the tenancy and reasonably necessary for use of the property. In both cases, the kitchen was assessed as being too small to be used for dining purposes. In one case the room was also used to store a mobility scooter and wheelchair. In both cases, the room was assessed as not a bedroom for the purposes of the bedroom tax.

Hat tip to Govan Law Centre for the cases.

Giles Peaker is a solicitor and partner in the Housing and Public Law team at Anthony Gold Solicitors in South London. You can find him on Linkedin and on Twitter. Known as NL round these parts.

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