Reply To: 2nd property capital value – odd request!



Unless there is a very good reasons as to why they cannot continue to occupy the (owned) property, somthing like fear of violence at the property for example, I would definitely class the new tenancy as having been created to take advantage and refuse HB.

Most people have to sell and buy at the same time because they cannot pay rent and mortgage at the same time so that should be the standard to measure against. Therefore unless there is a very, very good reason to do things differently to the norm, just because you can by using the benefits scheme, that would definitely amount to 'abuse' in my book. 

Money from selling the house can also be disregarded so HB could be in payment for some time? Until he/she eventually moves to somewhere warm and sunny.