One Vision Housing (OVH) has sent out documents to it’s tenants who will be hit by the Bedroom Tax asking that they return them signed, and with a counter signature by a witness. The disclaimer form explains the new rules, which come into force on 1 April, and asks tenants to confirm this has been properly explained.
It warns that OVH may take legal action if tenants fail to pay the rent including the Bedroom Tax, which is laughingly refferred to as the “under-occupation penalty”
This follows housing associations across the country having their Credit rating reduced by Moodys Rating agency amid fears of cash flow problems after the implementation of Ian Duncan Smith’s shambolic Universal Credit system which will include Housing Benefit.
3651 families are affected by the BEDROOM TAX in Sefton mostly in the South of the Borough.