Reply To: self-contained or not?

Andy Thurman

As they are rent rebate cases, you can’t really restrict – if you did you would, effectively, be over-riding the Housing team’s decision as to the amount of the liability.
While £60pn (or even more) is the ‘going rate’ for hotels (because they will charge the LA the same as they would charge an ordinary customer), it seems massively inflated for a room in a shared house. Apologies for the candour but I’m surprised Housing can’t source (or agree) something cheaper than this – the landlord, imho, is having a laugh at the Council Tax payer’s expense.