Housing Benefit

Discussion in 'General Property Investment Discussion' started by Habib123, May 6, 2018.

  1. Habib123

    Habib123 New Member

    Hi,

    How does housing benefit work in the uk ? Do councils automatically pay the monies direct to the landlord irrespective of whether the tenant is working or not ? Or does it get paid directly to the tenant and is it up to them how they pay their bills ? I'm guessing council policies differ according to what part of the country the property is in ?

    Is housing benefit paid according to multiples of the mortgage payment on the property - ?

    thanks,
     
  2. Longterminvestor

    Longterminvestor Active Member

  3. nmb

    nmb Well-Known Member

    I have always thought it strange that housing benefit is paid to the tenant to pay the landlord - I think it has been changed in the past but is that the case today?
     
  4. diyhelp

    diyhelp Member

    This is a tricky subject because whether it is paid to the tenant or the landlord there is always potential for fraud, etc. What happenes if a tenant is paid their rent to pass to the landlord but fail to do so?
     
  5. realdeals

    realdeals Member

    I believe that housing benefit (in the UK at least) is paid to the tenant to pass on to the landlord. Someone told me this is to prevent landlord fraud but this surely creates as many problems as it solves?
     
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