Government hopes to make Universal Credit payments easier for Landlords


14:59 PM, 26th April 2017
About 3 years ago

Government hopes to make Universal Credit payments easier for Landlords

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Government hopes to make Universal Credit payments easier for Landlords

With talks in the media of DWP claiming that they plan to make the process for direct payments to Landlord’s easier.

On 11th April 2017 DWP released a new UC47 Alternative Payment Arrangement application forms; enabling landlords to apply for direct payments.

On both the secure and non-secure forms landlords can also apply for repayment of outstanding rental arrears.

DWP have stated that the process is a lot easier as landlords are now given the option to send the form once completed via email using the improved UC47 Non-Secure Alternative Payment Arrangement, there is still the option to send the UC47 Secure form by post.

Both forms have an option to include details of the arrears and on the secure form there is a text box for landlords to give all of their reasons for their request, for example alcohol and or drug dependency, previous rent arrears or difficulties in managing finances.

At the end of the form Landlords have to sign a disclaimer confirming that they are responsible for informing the DWP of any changes in circumstances.

Contact Sherrelle for offline Universal Credit advice

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21:29 PM, 27th April 2017
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Robert Grant" at "27/04/2017 - 14:47":

Dear Robert
We deal with Housing Benefit and Universal Credit issues acting on behalf of the landlord and working with the tenant in order to get the claim back into payment, backdated or disputing appeals.
In some cases we have been successful and obtained compensation from the LA for the landlord.
Visit our website to view the case studies and testimonials.

Mick Roberts

7:26 AM, 28th April 2017
About 3 years ago


Sherrelle sorted out my recent UC claim of mentally unwell lad not even asked for rent when claiming UC.
UC wun't talk to me, even though they UC could see the lads ESA sickness claim was going through.
Sherrelle has higher up more common sense people in UC that we WOULD LOVE to talk to, but can't get.

And Sherrelle's fees for her time are tax deductible, so u can get on with something else that might earn u money. AND also get your UC claim money in that u wasn't receiving.

Trust me, I'm HB specialist, know it inside out, changed a few HB procedures over the years, have TOP HB people, can solve most things within an hour. If I'm advocating using Sherrelle, that says something.

Robert Grant

14:35 PM, 28th April 2017
About 3 years ago

Many thanks Mick - clearly a specific area of expertise.


23:27 PM, 28th April 2017
About 3 years ago

Thank you Mick.
Glad you were happy with the service.
I will touch base with you on Wednesday.
Hope you enjoyed your holiday.

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