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    Hi I wonder if any one can help me out there,I live in a 3 bed house in melbourne with my 2 children aged 12 and 13,we are a normal family who cause no trouble,the only problem we have is the area we live in,I DO NOT!!! want to bring my children up in this area as its going down hill by the day,what I wanted to know is are there any estate agents who take on housing benifit tenents?,I dont even know where to start,Im looking for a 3 bed property in the chelmsford area but a nicer part of chelmsford,Is there any one that can help me out there?
    Thankyou.

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    You will claim Local Housing Allowance not HB. Are you in Melbourne Derbyshire or Oz?

    Can't help you about Chelmsford, although when I last visited it wasn't that impressive!
    The advice I give should not be construed as a definitive answer, and is without prejudice or liability. You are advised to consult a specialist solicitor or other person of equal legal standing.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Paul_f View Post
      You will claim Local Housing Allowance not HB. Are you in Melbourne Derbyshire or Oz?

      Can't help you about Chelmsford, although when I last visited it wasn't that impressive!
      Theres no need for personal remarks about where someone lives / wants to live.

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