Myth-busting – Electrical Safety installations Act 202011:19 AM, 3rd August 2020
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Where the DWP pays the rent direct to the Landlord, the position is due for review at certain periods. Are they obliged to tell the Landlord the review date? Especially when the Landlord has requested a direct payment.
Are they obliged to send payments direct to tenant if they ask at any time irrespective of the direct payment already established?
Are they obliged to tell you IN ADVANCE that a tenant has requested a direct payment BEFORE they then pay them?
I’m wondering if its worth covering my proverbial by writing to them re-iterating why I want direct payments to continue for all tenants I have as it will simply ensure their tenancy is secured.
With the issue with court possessions not being sorted till mid 2021 I need to make sure that the DWP don’t shaft me by allowing direct payments to the tenant who then don’t pay me. After all it makes no difference to the DWP who they pay but makes it very costly for me if they don’t.
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