Private tenants who claim housing benefit have always been paid according to the amount of rooms they need - not the amount of rooms they have. Private tenants receive less benefit than those in council houses anyway but are having benefits cut again so they receive even less. Even with the new bedroom tax, people in council housing/housing association homes will be paying less than a private tenant. I'm disabled and rent privately because there are no council houses. My housing...
Private tenants who claim housing benefit have always been paid according to the amount of rooms they need - not the amount of rooms they have. Private tenants receive less benefit than those in council houses anyway but are having benefits cut again so they receive even less. Even with the new bedroom tax, people in council housing/housing association homes will be paying less than a private tenant. I'm disabled and rent privately because there are no council houses. My housing benefit has decreased already as has my council tax benefit. When they inevitably take away my DLA to meet their targets, I will be up shit creek. I don't agree with the new reforms BUT I think that people in social housing don't realise that it is much worse if you have to rent privately.
I have to rent privately too,as nothing available,but every time myself and disabled husband move,social services keep saying you need to move again,meanwhile the council says we have nothing for you,and as cannot get a gaurantor anymore,have to look for the needle in the haystack where we are allowed to live,we only get approx 50% of our rent for years,despite needing more space due to disability,if you wish to make changes,join our Modern Mangers face book group
My Daugter has had to go private as she too was told there are no places for her on the council , which i dont understand as im seeing other people given places & they always find housing for the immigrants!!
Desperately awful situation.
Caroline, no disrespect, but you're just want Ian Smith wants, divide and conquer, looks like he's got his wish!
its the british gets hit every time the foreigners get everything from this country no wonder so many people are biased against foreign people in Britain .
its not fair we would not get all they get in their countries come on Britain fight back
we do not get enough money to pay extra bedroom tax.
according to their rules indeed we now need THREE bedrooms not two,for my husband and I both have seperate rooms (private rent) due to disability,but for DHP we need a room JUST for overnight carers sole use,pass me a budget for three bedroom place and FIND it or BUILD it for us then pls?!!!COZ there is nothing!!!!!so now no overnight care either,thanks!!
surely that is disability discrimination? if we now cant have the over night carers we need??bizarre situation that doesnt work
its time we said no more enough!
Jon, I agree with you. ENOUGH!!!
There's no smaller council houses for people to move into and the government KNOW THIS?? Why isn't there enough council house's to rent anyway! I'll tell you WHY the TORY GOVERNMENT sold off millions of council house's in the 80's on the cheap, Reason they were buying VOTES for the future. And people can't see the wood for the trees.
Could you designate "That spare bedroom" an Office for accounting or perhaps an indoor garden?
Fought for over a year to keep this house after my mum passed away, now this stupid spare bedroom ive got to pay myself.It's riduculas.Hate this goverment.
it's happening here too.lots of cuts to the elderly, poor, disabled because the reblps would not listen to the people.it's bad every where, except for filthy rich.filthy is a good word there.if I can help you, let me know.
as usual julia gillard policy has hung disabled people out to dry, same as homeless, elderly and single mothers.
What about those where both are disabled and need a bedroom each?