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Landlord and property information

Direct payment of housing benefit to a landlord

If you are living in:

  • a housing association property
  • a hostel
  • a caravan
  • a mobile home

You can have your housing benefit paid to your landlord.

Private tenants we will receive payments themselves except in exceptional circumstances.

If you would like to apply to have your housing benefit paid direct to your landlord please use our online form.

Direct payment of housing benefit to a landlord

Landlord certificate of rent

Are an agent or landlord?

Have we asked you to provide proof of rent for one of your tenants?

Use our certificate of rent form.

Landlord certificate of rent

Sharing information with your landlord

You can choose to share information with your private landlord.

This helps us handle your claim and reduces the risk of you falling behind with your rent.

For more information on what we will and won’t share please view the form below.

If you are willing to let us contact your landlord then please complete the following form.

Sharing information with your landlord

We may need to check information with your landlord before we can decide on your claim. In these cases, we can contact your landlord without your permission.

Habitual residence test

Have you come to the United Kingdom (UK) within the last 2 years?

We may need some more information to decide if you are a habitual resident in the UK.

If we have asked you for more information about your habitual residence complete the form below.

Habitual residence test

Second home

Do you have an interest in a property which is not the property that you are living in?

We may need more information from you about this property. Use our second homes form below to do this.

Second home

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