Resident's 'Bedroom Tax' victory

A blind man has won his legal case against Westminster Council, which ruled he should pay more for his second bedroom. But his solicitors maintained he uses the room for storing equipment.

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Resident's landmark legal victory

Surinder Lall working in the room Credit: ITV News

A blind man has won a landmark legal case against Westminster Council over the so-called 'bedroom tax'. A judge has ruled Surinder Lall's second bedroom can't be classed as one.

In the first case of its kind in England, his lawyers argued his spare bedroom was actually being used to store vital equipment to help with his disabilty, arguing his full housing benefit should be reinstated, and he won.

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