Evicting vulnerable tenant in hospital – Landlord Action response9:55 AM, 3rd July 2019
About 3 weeks ago 69
Has anyone had a success with a housing benefit claim where they own a family members property and rent it back to them?
I purchased my parents unencumbered home (for market value) in order to pay for renovations and to repay some of their debts. Almost 10 years on they have decided to claim housing benefit in order to start paying a small rent only to find the claim was declined.
The council said that my parents have deliberately deprived themselves of an asset? I find this unfair as the council would grant housing benefit if my parents lived in an alternative property not owned by me despite previously selling their residence.
Any ideas or guidance would be welcomed.
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