Government Advice For Landlords With Universal Credit Tenants
The DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) has recently updated its published guides to help landlords if their tenants are or about to become Universal Credit recipients.
The guides aim to give landlords the information to help prepare both themselves and their tenants for when they ‘switch over’ to the one monthly benefit payment, and how the tenants pay and budget for the landlord’s monthly rent.
There is also information on how much support tenants will get from the DWP when switching over to Universal Credit.
For Alternative Payment Arrangements to landlordsclick here.
For information to service charges for landlordsclick here.
For landlords, if a tenant is unable to pay their rent then to have the rent paid direct, fill in theUC47 formto request payment from a tenant’s Universal Credit account.