Joint tenant with dependants – Help!!!!

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    A 4 bedroom property with a rent of £1400 pcm – £323.08 pw

    Joint tenant A has 2 dependants and is entitled to 3 bedrooms – LHA rate is £1174.98 pcm – £271.15 pw

    Joint tenant B is single and is therefore entitled to shared accomodation – LHA rate is £385.67 – £89.00 pw

    What is the starting point for this calculation? Do we apportion the rent between the number of bedrooms, i.e 4 bedrooms, therefore each room =£350 so j/t A should pay rent of £1050 pcm (242.31 pw) and j/t B should pay rent of £350 pcm (80.77)? In which case, does j/t A get £257.31 (242.31 + 15.00) and j/t B get £95.77 (80.77 + 15.00), resulting in the benefit paid on this property being £353.08 pw which is £30 per week over the contractual rent!!

    It’s Friday and I’m on leave next week so urgent repsonses would be most welcome.

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