Payment of Housing Benefit to landlords

Local Housing Allowance

Regulation 95 Housing Benefit Regulations 2006 require a local authority to pay a landlord directly if a tenant is 8 weeks or more in arrears.

As a general rule, landlords are no longer able to receive payment except certain circumstances.

Can a landlord create a tenancy where the rent is made payable every 2 calendar months in advance, thus forcing a local authority to make payments to the landlord?

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