11:51 AM, 12th August 2022, About 2 months ago 2
Hello everyone, I have had a housing benefit tenant, with the rent paid by Universal Credit, since April 2021 and the tenancy ends on 31 October 2022.
The rent for April and May was paid on time by Southwark council but I was only notified by the tenant at the end of June 2022 that the UC rent payment is in arrears, which means 1 – 30 June. The UC will only roll out payment on 7th July 2022, & so forth.
There will be a problem in the last month 1-31 October, which will only be rolled out on 7th November – by then the tenant will already have moved out.
My question is: Can the tenant’s deposit in TDS be used to pay in the event that UC fail to pay the rent?
Also, the tenant has energy bills owing to Communal Energy Partners (CEP), as of March 2022 of £570.00.
I have been informed by CEP that the landlord is responsible for any unpaid bills?
Thanking you all for your input & advice.