Product code: LT410
When a landlord has a tenant who is claiming housing benefit, it can be frustrating when the local authority refuse to speak to the landlord about the claim. Often, all a landlord wishes to know is if payment has been made to the tenant or not. It is not commonly known but in a good majority of cases, a landlord has an absolute right to know if any payments of money have been made to the tenant.
This template letter is to write to the local authority requesting details of all payments of housing benefit. The template outlines all the relevant statutory authorities seeking the request and reminding them (and quoting the legislation) that the request for payments is excluded from the Data Protection Act non-disclosure provisions.
The letter is in Rich Text Format (RTF) so will work on all word processors and can be edited as you see fit.