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My company relocated me, under the policy I am able to claim

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My company relocated me, under the policy I am able to claim for rent and service charges of temporary accommodation. I took a property on a short hold tenancy with a six month break with the intention of claiming for this expense. Due to uncertainty (poor performance and recruitment freeze which directly effected my department) in the company I decided to stay with the property after the six months. The company are now telling me this doesn't fulfil the definition of temporary and won't honour my claim. They stated that 'the accommodation costs you have incurred are permanent rented accommodation and not temporary accommodation expense for the purpose of relocation, therefore not applicable for relocation expense claim'. No such distinction was previously made. There was a previous person to relocate claimed for rent on their residence as a relocation expense and there has been no change in policy. The only difference being that they had the expense specified in their offer letter and it was paid directly by the company.

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.
I wonder whether you're ok with continuing to wait for an answer. If you are, please let me know and I will continue my search. If not, feel free to let me know and I will cancel this question for you.
Thank you!
Nicola
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I'll wait a bit longer.

Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
We will continue to look for a Professional to assist you.
Thank you for your patience,
Nicola
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Nicola,

It's been too long now I'm going to cancel this now.

Simon