ST. PAULS HOUSING LTD - OFFERS A TENANT ALLOCATIONS SERVICE FOR SUPPORTED ACCOMMODATION IN THE BIRMINGHAM AREA .IF YOU ARE A COMPANY OR PRIVATE LANDLORD LOCKING FOR TENANTS ON UNIVERSAL CREDIT ,DSS OR ANY OTHER BENEFITS CONTACT US TODAY .WE CAN ENSURE YOUR PROPERTY IS FILLED WITH TENANTS WHICH FIT YOUR REQUIREMENTS
Renting to DSS tenants
Landlords can sometimes be nervous about tenants on low incomes, and many fear that those on benefits may fail to keep up on rent payment. However, there are legal safeguards in place in the event that a tenant in receipt of Housing Benefit goes into arrears.
In these cases, provided the arrears are at least eight weeks, you can request that the local authority pays the benefit directly to you, rather than to the tenant. The local authority will then adjudicate, and is likely to rule that the money should be paid to you unless there is an overriding reason why this is not in the tenant’s best interest,
With today's uncertain financial climate and the ever increasing number of people becoming unemployed, opening up your property to more prospective tenants can be a great way to reduce void periods and increase tenant turnover.
PAYMENTS FOR SUPPORTED ACCOMMODATION
People in local authority accommodation, or accommodation provided by a registered social landlord or a registered provider of social housing, are exempt from the local housing allowance (LHA) rules.
Exempt accommodation’ is accommodation provided by a housing association, registered charity, voluntary organisation or non-metropolitan county council where the claimant is provided with care, support or supervision by the landlord, or another person on behalf of the landlord.