Black Triangle Campaign endorses this tactic and we strongly urge all our members to use it.

The best way out for local councils will be to adopt Nottingham City Council’s policy of redesignating rooms in homes under attack as not subject to the Bedroom Tax!

If one council can do it, they all can. Kudos, Nottingham!
The UK government has no conceivable hope of policing such matters across hundreds of thousands of homes – or indeed the means to do so even if it wanted to, since any “inspections” to see how many “real” bedrooms homes had would fall under the remit of the councils who were doing the circumventing in the first place.
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660,000 – 900,000 tenants must take up this tactic.

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Standard Letter to be returned to your local council upon receiving notification that your home has been classed as subject to the ‘under occupancy’ rules (Bedroom Tax) 
Dear Sirs,
I received your decision letter dated [INSERT DATE] and referenced above that imposed an under occupation charge, or bedroom tax of 14% / 25% (delete as appropriate) on my existing award of Housing Benefit.
I consider this unwarranted yet in order to challenge this in the correct way and potentially by way of formal appeal I require further information to be sent to me within 7 days of this letter and the urgency of that is to ensure I have enough time to formulate any such appeal and in full knowledge of the facts of my case within the time allowed; OR in the alternative I request the deadline for any such formal appeal be moved to 21 days after I receive the request information below:
1. A written copy of the Council’s policy and decision-making procedures in relation to referring a socially housed claimant decision to the Rent Officer Service.
2. A full explanation of how the council decided that [INSERT ADDRESS] was determined to be a 3 bed property for the under occupation charge and this to include what involvement if any of my landlord, [INSERT LANDLORD NAME] in this process.
Please state by way of covering letter with the requested information any changed deadline date from above with regard to a formal appeal.
Yours etc.