Is Council liable in torts for referring a tenant as a single mother who indeed had a partner, the father of her two children then, for housing? Later on the partner interfered in the tenancy and Council cut rent. Does the said tenancy induced by false information make it a trespass from the onset?
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I am trying to bring a trespass claim against the Council. Council refused to pay rent arrears and vandalized preperty by the time I took possession of the property.Both tenant and partner took advice from council without my consent before and after partner moved into the property. Council later gave property to Partner alleging that he separated from partner (woman) and left with 3 children and paid us reduced rent on his behalf. the man vandalized the house and left it in state of disrepair
The Housing Benefit Regulations 2006, No. 213 PART 6 SECTION 1 Regulation 26.—(1) reads “Where it appears to the relevant authority that a non-dependant and the claimant have entered into arrangements in order to take advantage of the housing benefit scheme and the non-dependant has more capital and income than the claimant, that authority shall, except where the claimant is on income support or an income-based jobseeker’s allowance, treat the claimant as possessing capital and income belonging to that non-dependant and, in such a case, shall disregard any capital and income which the claimant does possess”When Claimant is on income support, does it mean that the non-dependant's income does not count towards claimant housing benefit. i.e Council would not cut Claimant Housing Benefit entitlement whatever amount the non-dependant earns?
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Ok.Can you please give a short background.
Council cut rent because of the non-dependant income when claimant was on income support.
So there was a cut in council benefit?
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