First-Tier Tribunal Practice Directions

On 1 July 2013, the Residential Property Tribunal, Leasehold Valuation Tribunal, Rent Tribunal, Rent Assessment Committee and the Agricultural Land Tribunal were replaced by the First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) in England. See our article about these changes...

Council Tax Appeals

An aggrieved person may appeal certain decisions of local authorities in relation to council tax. An appeal can be made in relation to decisions on: Valuations Liability Completion Notices Penalties The most common type of appeal for landlords will be in relation to...

Suggested letter – request for review of decision

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Housing Benefit - 8 weeks arrears appeal / compensation Before appealing, you should have asked for a written statement of reasons within one month of the decision. Once this has been received, the first stage of an appeal is to...

Making an appeal

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Housing Benefit - 8 weeks arrears appeal / compensationIf a local authority refuses to pay a landlord direct after a request by the landlord (perhaps because the tenant is eight weeks or more in arrears), the landlord becomes a...

Appeal or claim compensation?

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Housing Benefit - 8 weeks arrears appeal / compensationIf 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...
Double Payment not Possible (but Compensation is)

Double Payment not Possible (but Compensation is)

The following case deals with the situation where payment was changed from the landlord to the tenant without notifying the landlord. This is NOT a case where the landlord notified the local authority that the tenant was eight weeks in arrears and then failed to pay...

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