Tenants face eviction due to their refusal to pay bedroom tax
A West Midlands ALMO has revealed that 36 of its tenants have not paid any of the government’s bedroom tax.
Wolverhampton Homes, who manage over 23,000 properties, has said that 60% of its tenants have been affected by the under-occupancy policy and have consequently fallen into debt.
The ALMo’s director of housing, Mark Henderson, has warned that people who are yet to pay any bedroom tax will soon face eviction, reports 24dash.
He said: “There are 36 people who have so far chosen not to pay anything since the policy came into effect in April 2013. They are getting into a really serious position now. The average owed is about £270.”
The bedroom tax came into effect in April 2013 and sees social housing tenants, who are deemed to be under-occupying their homes, lose up to 25% of their housing benefit.
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