My Council has paid for adaptations to my property. Am I still affected? Adaptations are not taken into account in working out how many bedrooms should be allocated to you according to guidance. If you do not have access to discretionary housing payments and you cannot afford to pay for the rent shortfall, you may find yourself having to move to another property and the Council having to pay tens of thousands of pounds to adapt it to your needs all over again. We hope that common sense will kick in and that the move will not be necessary.