A was assessed as homeless and given temporary hostel accommodation. He was seeking accommodation near family and friends, so that they would be able to support him. The only accommodation available was a two-bedroom property. A was desperate to be rehoused, but could not accept the property as he would be liable for the bedroom tax. He could not afford to pay the bedroom tax and did not want to go into immediate arrears.

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