Two of my friends obtained free council flats by saying they were homeless. The simple truth is they could have moved into a bedsit but choose to play the system by moving into a hostel and their posessions stored at somebody’s home. Girls get pregnant on purpose to get free flats. One of these block of flats contains mainly people who don’t work yet they get full rents paid by housing benefit. Yet the council can give the block of flats a brand new facelift – they are not getting in rent from anybody. This money comes from the taxpayers and then the Government gives money to the councils. Then the Housing Benefit part of the council pays the rent to another part of the council. We need to stop the freeloading culture by making people who are unemployed and in rented accommodation contribute something towards their rents. Also council house points system should be changed to put working people first.