Deduction of tenant debt from Housing Benefit?Make Text Bigger
Could anyone please let me know if it is possible to have a small sum of money deducted from a tenant’s housing or other benefit payment following an eviction where the tenant has got a county court judgment.
I know this may seem a futile exercise where a landlord claiming would probably only get a few pounds (less than £10) per month or if any deducted from the tenant’s benefits.
I do realise that this may not be cost effective considering the tracing and court costs however, the object of the exercise would be to prevent the tenant from repeating this in the future and also tenants such as these should feel some pain for their actions.
I have over the years lost thousands of pounds due to tenants deliberately not paying rent believing that they would get away with it.
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