How we calculate bedroom need
We will usually look to allocate a property to a household who will occupy it fully, especially if those paying their rent using welfare benefits such as Housing Benefit or the housing element of Universal Credit, would not have the rent met fully if they were under-occupying.
The table below shows property sizes and who would be considered to fully occupy that property:
|Property type||Who would be considered to fully occupy the property|
|1 bedroom accommodation||
|2 bedroom accommodation||
|3 bedroom accommodation||
|4 bedroom house or larger||