I own a property which until 24 months ago I rented out. I bought it because I have a job which provides me with accommodation on a Service Tenancy. When I leave or retire then I will be evicted so need somewhere to go.
My daughter left university and I allowed her to live there rent free as she was unemployed and heavily in debt. I thought this would last a few months until she got a job and paid off a few debts. Things didn't go to plan and she had difficulty finding a permanent job. Life got better and it looked like from january 2012 things would change as she had a boyfriend who was going to move in and share the bills. Then she found she was pregnant and the boyfriend left her.
So she has very little money and I am still paying the mortgage and most of the bills. I can't afford to go on like this as I am spending more than I earn.
Is there any chance she can get Housing Benefit even though the flat belongs to me? I know the rules say not but surely there must be some leeway. It seems a shame to have to evict her just to get her Housing Benefit.