Reply To: joint tenants


My understanding was that if a joint tenant had exclusive use of 2 or more rooms, they got the 1 bedroom rate. From the GM:

2.50 Single claimants aged 25 years and over, care leavers under 22 and couples with no dependent children, will be entitled to the rate for a one-bedroom property, eg a one-bedroom flat or studio or other kind of self-contained accommodation, provided they actually rent a property of at least this size.

2.51 However, if people in this category choose to live in a property where they do not have [b:da65d07261]either [/b:da65d07261]exclusive use of two or more rooms, or exclusive use of one room, a bathroom and toilet and a kitchen or facilities for cooking, they will be entitled to only the shared LHA rate.