Reply To: HBOP is it recoverable?


Your problem is that you have said this was claimant error, so a right of appeal is attached. As PB said this is obviously LA error, the problem is the notification, you can’t get away from that until you get to a tribunal and say “sorry” we didn’t really mean to issue that letter. I have been there a couple of times in the last 18 months, won both cases but it was just a very tedious thing. Lucky the HA has already paid up so you just need (If it isn’t out of time and a tribunal are not going to decide they want to hear it) to address it as such. The solicitor is wasting his time as far as I can see.

[2021] UKUT 256 (AAC)