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The Housing Benefit Regulations 2006

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17.  (1)  In a case where either—

(a)the appropriate authority discovers that an application it has made to the rent officer contained an error in respect of any of the following—

(i)the size of the dwelling;

(ii)the number of occupiers;

(iii)the composition of the household;

(iv)the terms of the tenancy; or

(b)the rent officer has, in accordance with article 7A of the Rent Officers Order, notified an appropriate authority of an error he has made (other than in the application of his professional judgement),

the authority shall apply to the rent officer for a substitute determination or substitute redetermination, as the case may be.

(2) In its application to the rent officer the relevant authority shall state the nature of the error and withdraw any previous application relating to the same case for a redetermination or substitute determination or substitute redetermination, which it has made but to which the rent officer has not yet responded.

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