Tag Archives: welfare cuts

UPDATED: Been in same house since 1996? You might be exempt from the bedroom tax

** We’ve made our advice on this a bit clearer to help tenants. Let us know if it works for you!** Have you been living at your present address since 1st January 1996 or before? Have you been claiming Housing Benefit continuously from this address throughout that time? Or have you claimed Housing Benefit continuously […]

Tenant in court is safe (for now) – but why is Leeds Council persecuting tenants?

  A good outcome – for now Around 20 people gathered outside Leeds County Court for 2 hours yesterday (28th Nov) morning while we waited for a Leeds woman affected by the bedroom tax to have a possession hearing (which could potentially lead to her eviction). In this case, the possession hearing was adjourned for […]

UPDATE: Demonstration, report and more!

26th Nov 2013  With apologies for delay but we have been busy! DEMO! This Thursday 28th November from 9.30 a.m, Leeds Combined Court Centre, Westgate Leeds City Council is seeking possession of a council property due to arrears of rent built up because of the bedroom tax! The tenant is in court on Thursday. We […]

SURVEY: How is the bedroom tax affecting you?

Are you a tenant in Leeds who has had your housing benefit cut as a result of the ‘bedroom tax’?  As the 6 month anniversary of the policy is coming up, and the United Nations are still taking evidence on housing in the UK, Hands Off Our Homes is collecting more stories from affected tenants. […]