My tenant is approx 5 to 6 months in rent arrears as i enter last stages of court process for eviction.The council have previously answered my telephone enquiry as to whether my tenant is claiming housing benefit(in order to have the housing benefit paid directly to me) they said he was not claiming when i enquired on two occassions.I telephoned again recently and they now said that they would not tell me anything about this tenant in regard to housing benefit,i explained i had no return of communications from my tenant,the council repeated that they have no care of duty to me and i must contact my tenant directly regarding the matter.What can i do about this.
Housing Benefit and Universal Credit (England) | Preventing Controlling and Recovering Rent Arrears (England) | Record Keeping and Data Protection (England)
My council will not inform me whether my tenant(in arrears) is claiming housing benefit.
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