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Does bedroom tax affect people who OWN the house?

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Answer #1 | 20/12 2013 00:06
It is not a tax, it is a reduction in benefit for people who live in rented public property.
Answer #2 | 20/12 2013 00:43
Bedroom Tax is not a TAX, it is simply a reduction in benefits for people who are getting help with their rent.
Answer #3 | 20/12 2013 01:37
It's not a tax. It's a reduction in housing benefit for people who get it and are judged to be living in a house that is too big for their needs, therefore the government has decided it doesn't want to pay the whole rent. So if you're not getting housing benefit, it doesn't apply. Certainly if you've paid off the mortgage, you don't have any housing costs and won't be getting it.
Answer #4 | 20/12 2013 07:27
No. If they live there they won't be getting housing benefits; and if they rent out the house and live elsewhere, the rent the will receive is whatever rent they charge (how the tenant pays it is not the landlord's concern).
Answer #5 | 22/12 2013 09:00
the so called "tax" is for people on benefits, ie. where the local council pay their rent and or other benefits and the occupants are not using all the bedrooms because the accommodation is under occupied, ie. not enough people live in the property.

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