Universal Credit - Guidance for Landlords.

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    Universal Credit - Guidance for Landlords.

    For anyone with tenants already on UC, HB tenants who will be moved onto UC in the coming years, or other tenants who may claim or be moved onto UC.

    There was some new landlord guidance issued yesterday by the DWP.

    Housing Queries Routeway for landlords.
    Guidance on how to resolve landlord queries about Universal Credit. It includes links to online information, and telephone numbers for specialist support.
    https://www.gov.uk/government/public...eries-routeway

    Universal Credit: top tips for landlords.
    https://www.gov.uk/government/public...-for-landlords

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  • housing benefit
    by dizzydoo16
    hi i receive esa suppoet group and enhanched mobility also housing benefit but pay bedroom tax as have 1 spare room if my daughter who will be on income support or universal credit with a child under 5 moves in with me how will it affect my housing benefit would i be better of making her joint tennent...
    10-02-2020, 14:07 PM
  • Reply to housing benefit
    by theartfullodger
    Not to mention the Sovereign grant... and persons like the Andrew formally known as prince who lives in the Queen Mum's old home, Royal Lodge, Windsor Great park, for free on a 70 year lease that he can pass onto his kids after he pops his clogs...
    12-02-2020, 13:10 PM
  • Reply to housing benefit
    by jpucng62
    theartfullodger: If you need the room for equipment or a partner who can't share a room then I believe you are exempt the charge, it is only when the room is not 'needed' that the charge is applied. There are plenty of hard working families, not on benefits, paying tax, who would like an extra room...
    12-02-2020, 13:09 PM
  • Reply to housing benefit
    by theartfullodger
    You'll hopefully be privileged not needing extra rooms for visitors, carers, equipment or partner who can't realistically share a room with you. If so, best wishes and lucky you: If not, best wishes & you have my sympathy. 'sfunny how the Government keeps losing test cases over this - see......
    12-02-2020, 10:37 AM
  • Reply to housing benefit
    by jpucng62
    I really hate the term 'bedroom tax' - it is nothing of the sort and this is a very emotive term. It is a charge that the tenant has to pay because they are not entitled to tax payers money to pay for a bedroom which does not have an occupant.

    I imagine this post may get me some abuse -...
    12-02-2020, 10:12 AM
  • Reply to housing benefit
    by nukecad
    A few things to consider as well as just the bedroom tax.

    Is your ESA Contribution based, Income Related, or both?
    In particular do you get the Severe DisabilityPremium on ESA (£65.85/week)? ie. Do you have Daily Living with the PIP and currently live alone?
    If you do have...
    10-02-2020, 20:18 PM
  • Reply to Joint tenancy change
    by Invest4kids
    Thanks for your response and I'll take both advice and do nothing!!!
    07-02-2020, 10:36 AM
  • Joint tenancy change
    by Invest4kids
    Hi . My first post. Hope someone can help.
    my tenants are splitting up but one wants to stay with the kids. I'm currently paid direct by the tenant who wants to leave via direct payments from their universal credit claim.

    Their short term agreement period has expired. She now wants...
    06-02-2020, 20:41 PM
  • Reply to Joint tenancy change
    by Jon66
    Do nothing at this stage and see if she pays the rent.
    07-02-2020, 01:33 AM
  • Reply to Joint tenancy change
    by Invest4kids
    I agree. Thanks for fast response. I Always stay with the periodic .. quicker to get them out!!! She is asking for a new agreement for the payment of rent to come direct from the 'staying' tenants universal credit. They have been in for about 3 years with minimal issues and have always paid their rent.....
    06-02-2020, 23:19 PM
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