This is one of those bits of advice we are often giving on the help-line and during day or half day seminars but bizarrely I couldn’t find on the website when I promised to send someone a link. I’m sure it was on so it may have gone astray when we ported from the old site to this one.
A very common problem when taking housing benefit tenants is the lack of assistance the local authority will normally provide in particular in relation to giving information about a tenants claim. One of the questions a landlord may have is “has the tenant been paid?” Often the answer is hidden behind a cloak of data protection and confidentiality which can be very annoying for landlords.
However, in the vast majority of cases, a landlord has an absolute right to know if a payment has been made to a tenant by a lesser known piece of legislation: ... Please login or signup to continue reading this content