- When is tenant 8 weeks in arrears for direct payments? (Doncaster v CCC)
- When MUST housing benefit paid to landlord?
- Appeal or claim compensation?
- Claiming compensation from a local authority
- Making an appeal
- Suggested letter – Request for written statement of reasons
- Suggested letter – request for review of decision
If a local authority has paid a tenant in error, for example if the tenant is 8 weeks in arrears and despite the landlords notification that the tenant is in arrears, they continue to pay the tenant, then a landlord will be able to appeal or claim compensation.
Appeal or compensation?
Often, payment is simply made to the tenant without any notification to the landlord whatsoever. If the landlord has received nothing in writing, then claiming compensation is the correct method.