Brockley Tenants' Co-operative allocates housing to members in line with the Government regulations on occupancy which are used to determine entitlement to housing benefit.
This is done in every case, even if benefits are not being claimed. This is so that if circumstances later changed and the member needed to claim benefits, they would not be subject to an under-occupancy penalty ('bedroom tax') and would still be able to pay their rent.
If separated parents share childcare, the children will only be taken into account in calculating the property size for the main carer.
The following are expected to share:
The following can have their own bedroom:
One spare bedroom is allowed for:
Rooms used by students and members of the armed or reserve forces will not be counted as ‘spare’ if they are away and intend to return home.