Government forcing landlords to house non-paying tenants for lengthy periods11:18 AM, 15th September 2020
About 4 days ago 39
The Council are willing to pay the first months rent in advance and pay a cash deposit for an incoming tenant. I will NOT be issuing a tenancy agreement until I see clear evidence that:
1. Tenant has an existing HB claim with claim number
2. It has been agreed that rents payments will come to me direct
3. That she has given permission that I can talk to Housing Dept direct if an issue comes up with her claim/payment.
I am happy to giver her a ‘letter of intent’ that shows I am willing to take her on, listing details of the flat etc.
How do I further protect myself if the claim comes back and she is not paid the full rent for a two bed which is what she has been ‘approved’ by the Council to be entitled to?
I understand a change of address to an existing claim does not take as long as a full claim to set up, but what happens if this goes past the next rent payment is due?
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