Originally posted on SPeye Joe (Welfarewrites):
Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council, a Labour run council, maintain 36.53 square feet is big enough to be a bedroom for bedroom tax purposes. So much so that they are appealing to the Upper Tribunal that such a room is a bedroom for bedroom tax purposes.
Two months ago I took a bedroom tax appeal for a particularly vulnerable tenant in Birkenhead. I won though it wasn’t the hardest of cases to win as her alleged 3 bed property saw two of the alleged ‘bedrooms’ being 47.25 square feet and 36.53 square feet respectively.
The tenant herself used the one (and sole) bedroom and her 20-year-old daughter had a single bed jammed against the radiator in the 47.25 sq/ft room – the only place it could go in the property - and the rabbit hutch of a room of 36.53 sq/ft was used to house a wardrobe which couldn’t fit in the room daughter…
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