On this blog site I have just seen a comment that was sent 3 days ago. I know no more than what the comment says which I have reproduced in full below. I will try to get a full judgment and publish shortly but the comment says it pretty much.
Just a quick thank you for all your posts about the hated bedroom tax. My partner was successful at an appeal tribunal in Birkenhead last week in respect of a 66ft square ‘spare’ room in her Plus Dane ground floor flat.
The appeal was largely based upon
> historic and current use of the room as a dressing room
> the history of the complex (ex pensioner accommodation)
> current and historic use of the same room in the other identical flats (never used as
bedrooms in any of the other flats)
> size – not big enough to furnish in the way you would expect a ‘bedroom’ to be furnished;
for example couldn’t fit in wardrobe and dressing table as well as a bed
> Fife first tier tribunal decisions
> too small for a lodger
We wouldn’t have even appealed if it wasn’t for your posts. So the fact that we did, and that we had the material to support the appeal is purely down to you. So thanks again
Sometimes when you get comments like that it makes this fight to get rid of the bedroom tax so worthwhile!