Do caravans get housing benefit?

Do caravans get housing benefit?

Do caravans get housing benefit?

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me and oh just cant make ends meet we just dont earn enough to cover our rent and have problems with our claim taking 5 months to complete (for housing benefit) and we were then awarded pretty much zilch (when the hb calculator on local authorities webpage said we’d get 2/3rds paid and still does, albeit incorrectly, andt was the only way we had of gauging level of benefit to expect as answer from council wasnt forthcoming) anyway thats another story… but as such we now have rent arrears too. CAB are tring to reduce due to farcical service but dont expect to wipe     also have an appt next week to see whether coucnil will house us or not (may not because we have arrears all depends on whether they can see how it happened and that we believed i good faith we’d get much more housing benefit)..
is there genarlly a limit on age of caravan (we would have to take out a high interest loan and get one on finance (cant afford finance at mo, but if moved into caravan fiannce would be cheaper than what we pay for rent – quite considerably).
we figure if we do this we could spend 1 – 2 yeard in caravan while lo’s are small enough to fit in (lol !!) and in a copuple of years be financially straight and have savings behind us to sort future housing.
any thoughts ?? we know its not going to be a romantic niotion but believe me when i say we cant increase our income, its capped no matter what we do, how hard we work or dont work and outgoings are all essentials non negotiable (and rising !!) so reducing cost of housing is the only way.
hi, im not sure but think that it depends on the license that each park holds as to wether you can live on it all year round – think if it is a holiday park then they are hoilday homes and not residential licenses.

You will pay site fees for the site that you live and probably pay for the bottled gas that is provided etc. im not sure what else you will pay for.

Im sure that you will have a proper adress for school purposes – for example my sister lives on a wide boat on a marina and it is her legal and proper address – she has a post box etc.

Do caravans get housing benefit?

thanks for your reply , umm i can still go back to my sisters house in the 1 month the site shuts, is it better in that case to put her name on the sale agreement ie her surname is different to mine ?? and she owns it ?? if it says on the site licence agreement that the fees are 2500pnds a year is that good enough proof ? i have contacted the housing dept and they did say initially that i could get benefit to pay for the site fees , they just need proof of the charges ? so does that mean if it says on the licence agreement the fees is that basically good enough? I did actually tell them on the phone that my dad was buying it for me to live in and two different people never queried that fact ?? what is your advice is it better to say it was bought by a friend of my dads for me ? what exactly is the legal situation ??????
hi, im not sure but think that it depends on the license that each park holds as to wether you can live on it all year round – think if it is a holiday park then they are hoilday homes and not residential licenses – so you would have to live on site all year round – i hope that helps.

im ok with relocating any distance – its only a 2 birth touring caravan – ive lived in it 5 years now and hope to carry on – rarther than rent a property and have the housing benifit pay for that.

im sure that you will have a proper adress for school purposes – for example my sister lives on a wide boat on a marina and it is her legal and proper address – she has a post box etc. i cant see why caravans are any different to being on a boat. She pays mooring fees to site her boat where she does.

Try a local search for residential parks and im sure you will be able to get more information.
Good luck.
hi, im not sure but think that it depends on the license that each park holds as to wether you can live on it all year round – think if it is a holiday park then they are hoilday homes and not residential licenses – so you would have to live on site all year round – i hope that helps.

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