Reply To: Boat Licence Eligible For HB


I agree with Stainsby CH/4250/2006 covers it. The argument that this is only about Mooring Charges is a Red Herring IMHO


1.The arguments of the authority in this case are fallacious. There is no doubt that the claimant is liable to make periodical payments, nor that the liability is “in respect of the dwelling which he occupies as his home” (my emphasis). The analysis by the authority obscures the broad meaning to be given to the words emphasised. It is not a necessary part of the concept of a “home” that there be facilities, utilities, shops or security arrangements. The relevant payments amount to “mooring charges payable for a houseboat”; they do not need to be utility or amenity or any other kind of charges. '


Pay it. :crown: