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    • venomx
    • By venomx 11th Sep 19, 11:40 AM
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    Housing benefit question
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    • 11th Sep 19, 11:40 AM
    Housing benefit question 11th Sep 19 at 11:40 AM
    I rent a property via a company let ( care company)

    Is housing benefit generally paid straight to the landlord?
    I would ask myself but my care companies staff who deal with my finances are away at the moment

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    • KatrinaWaves
    • By KatrinaWaves 11th Sep 19, 12:40 PM
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    There is no generally really. It is something that has to be opted into, usually. When it is council/housing association properties it seems more likely, but again, there is no 'generally'
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 11th Sep 19, 2:43 PM
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    I thought that housing benefit could only be paid to the LL if there were 8 weeks arrears or the tenant was vulnerable
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 11th Sep 19, 2:47 PM
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    • 11th Sep 19, 2:47 PM
    I thought that housing benefit could only be paid to the LL if there were 8 weeks arrears or the tenant was vulnerable
    Originally posted by Murphybear
    No, i've never been in arrears in 12 years of renting and i've had my rent paid straight to my LL for the past 6 years because my LL preferred it that way.
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