Tag Archives: welfare

Hands off our Homes Update – 8th February

Hi all,  This is a packed update, there’s loads going on. The headline is that Scotland has effectively blocked the bedroom tax, only one tenant in Leeds has been evicted so far (and he’s fighting back) and there’s several ‘loopholes’ which you can use to challenge bedroom tax decisions. See below. HOWEVER, Leeds City Council […]

UPDATED: Two appeals you can try – all affected tenants please read

There are now TWO big ways to challenge a bedroom tax decision: 1) If you’ve been in housing benefit and the same property since 1996 2) If you’ve been using your ‘spare’ bedroom(s) for other purposes Please make sure you read through both of these. Template letters to appeal are at the bottom of the […]

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 […]

Leeds City Council and ‘no evictions’; A wasted opportunity

On Wednesday 7th Sept, the UN Special Rapporteur for Housing, Raquel Rolnik, condemned the Bedroom Tax policy in the strongest terms. After hearing terrible stories of poverty and suffering from affected tenants, she strongly believes the UK may have violated rights to housing. The day before, Hands Off Our Homes sent an email to all […]