Hi, thanks for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-Is the home in joint names between you?
-What will the exact arrangements be for them to stay with you(eg. Amount of nights a week?)
Thank you for confirming. Initially, your housing benefit will start to be reduced depending on how many spare bedrooms you have. As you will be considered a single adult, the other two rooms will be considered spare and your housing benefit will be reduced by 25%.
Under the rules, as the children will not be living with your full-time, and as you will unlikely be getting child benefit for them, their use of the bedroom will not entitle you to full council tax.
Furthermore, some local authorities will offer you cash incentives to downsize. Also, the local authority may issue possession proceedings due to this but if they do they must offer you alternative accommodation with a tenancy in the same terms as your current one.
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