Saturday, 16 June 2018

Thousands of council and housing association tenants could get water payouts



Up to 460,000 council and housing association tenants could get a payout after a London borough was ruled to have overcharged its tenants for water.

 
The ruling against Southwark sets a legal precedent that means other councils and housing associations may now have to make a payout as well.


Some councils have already paid money back, while others will challenge the decision in court.


The Local Government Association says it thinks the ruling is wrong.


The association has also said it will assist councils in dealing with the decision.







BBC       News.