Reply To: Furniture Charge


I think that this charge must be covered by HB.

The tenant is paying extra because it’s a furnished tenancy. If in private rented sector, a landlord furnished a property before he let it, he would expect a higher rent. The RO in making his valuation would take into account whether a property is furnished or not; there will be a higher claim related rent for a furnished property.

I can’t see any essential difference between above & scenario you describe, so provided it’s a reasonable charge, it must be covered by HB