Perhaps it is worth contacting the local partnership manager and/or filing a complaint if they do not defend themselves? There seems to be a real skills gap in the administration of the UC with respect to the cost of housing and the right to rent. Do they always insist that people offer a whole new lease when a six-month lease comes to an end and becomes a periodic lease? Now that so many Londoners need housing allowances to keep the roof over their heads, many people are calling our office with related issues, although Renters` Rights London can`t really advise on services. The question of how to enforce rights without a written lease is a particularly unfortunate one. But it is possible. Keep reading to learn more. There is a quick update of the campaign to end the so-called “no fault” evictions under S.21, the root of much uncertainty and discontent. Also a link to MHCLG`s helpful new guide “How To Rent A Safe Home”, with an invitation to eat candy and tell me about the rental if you don`t go to Pride in London on Saturday, July 7th. If a person lives with a close relative and pays them rent, the housing allowance is not payable. A “close relative” is defined as the mother, father, sister, brother, daughter or son, including in-laws, in-laws and children.  The definition of a close relative includes a half-brother and a sister.  DWP will use the landlord`s creditor reference number to pay both rent arrears and managed payment to the lessor. I agree with Paul that the local manager should be informed of this IT case. I would probably follow the fact that a computer survivor should not be disadvantaged when the rent issue is settled, and that the computer system is an area in which the GOV specifically aims to do more to help survivors.
The government requested further proposals at the last consultation, which ended in May. Section 4.1 of Universal Credit Guidance states that if a private tenant has not provided all the necessary information in the universal credit, DWP will contact them. If they do not have a lease indicating current rent, a letter from the landlord or landlord is acceptable. It was only recently that a tenant contacted us because she was concerned that she would not be able to receive a housing allowance because she did not have a written lease.