LHA Maxima Cap (consultation) -Part 1 :Not just wrong but dangerous – SPeye Joe (Welfarewrites)

The current consultation paper on the funding for supported housing is not just a mess it is dangerous and in the four following areas: Is Sheltered Housing supported housing? Why no consultation o…

Source: LHA Maxima Cap (consultation) -Part 1 :Not just wrong but dangerous – SPeye Joe (Welfarewrites)

Rent arrears and Universal Credit.

The Sandwell Landlords Blog

You probably already know that when it gets here, the new Universal Credit (UC) benefit will mean the end of Housing Benefit (HB) in its current form. Instead of HB, claimants will be able to claim a ‘Housing Costs’ element in their UC, so that rent money goes to the tenant who will be responsible for keeping up to date with their own rent. This is irrespective of whether it’s a privately rented, council or Housing Association home.

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) accept that some tenants will have difficulty managing money or will simply not pay their rent. When this happens, landlords can apply to have the housing element paid directly and there is an online form to request this on gov.uk.

Universal Credit

Its worth having a look at this to give you an idea of the sort of information the DWP will expect you to provide. One…

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