Bedrooms and under occupancy
What if I have too many bedrooms?
If you have one bedroom too many (known as under occupancy), your housing benefit will be cut by the equivalent of 14% of your rent.
If you have two, or more bedrooms too many, your housing benefit will be cut by the equivalent of 25% of your rent.
We will not make the decision on how many bedrooms there are in your home.
This will be the responsibility of your landlord, who will be asked to accurately describe your property, in line with the rent charged.
We will not be able to change this decision.