Housing Benefits, Local Housing Allowance, Universal Credit…
As well as letting to professionals, we are an expert when it comes to letting properties to tenants on benefits. This opens your property up to more potential tenants but also to a myriad of specialised paperwork and knowledge you might not have.
By understanding how housing benefit works, the rules the councils have to adhere to – we’re able to ensure, wherever possible, that housing benefit is paid direct to a landlord. This helps us to minimise the risk of rental arrears.
Also by understanding how housing benefit is calculated we can ensure a landlord receives the maximum amount allowable, often meaning he receives more than he could from a professional tenant. We have been renting to housing benefit tenants for over 10 years, and are often one of the largest providers of housing, to benefit tenants in each local area.
For housing benefit tenants we ensure all necessary paperwork has been handed into the local council before a tenancy is granted. We also visit all tenants in their current property, before granting a tenancy to check its current condition. This gives us an indication on how they will treat your property, again allowing us to minimise the risk of damage.
If you’re interested in letting your property to a tenant on housing benefits or you have problems understanding this specialised area. Do not hesitate to contact us!