Joint tenants – mother and son in household, one tenant exempt.

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    Anonymous
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    Hi,

    This is my first post so don't shout!

    We have a case where mother and son are joint tenants in a 3 bed social housing property (two bed need), the mother is exempt from the under occupancy rules as she's a pensioner?

    What percentage of under occupancy does the son pay?

    7% of his half of the contractual rent or 7% of the full contractual rent.

    14% of his half of the contractual rent or 14% of the full contractual rent.

    #125373
    Jon__Blackwell
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    As the rules stand you’d deduct 14% of his half of the contractual rent (which is the same as 7% of the full contractual rent. )

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    peterdelamothe
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    have a look at this earlier thread ,,JT’s are complex so no-one will shout :bigsmile:

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    Anonymous
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    Strictly speaking it’s not 14% of his half, it’s 14% of the full rent and what remains is then apportioned under the usual joint tenant rules to arrive at his eligible rent.

    Peter is hinting at a little trick you might apply. Say they have agreed among themselves that the rent shouild be apportioned 50:36, perhaps because he has worked in the past and could always afford a bhigger contribution. This is one of the factors to which you must have regard “in particular”. His eligible rent would therefoire be 50/86 of 86% of the full rent. Her eligible rent would have to reflkect the same apportionment if she claims HB too, but she would get 36/86 of the full rent and between the pair of them they would get more than 86%.

    But the sensible answer is lop 14% off the rent for the whole gaff, then give him half of what’s left.

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