LHA what is it?
Direct payments to Landlords
We can pay a landlord direct when this will help the tenant to secure or keep their tenancy. However, the rent should be made affordable for the customer. For more information on this go to our direct payment to landlord page.
Click below to view our policy on dealing with direct payment issues. This document explains the issues and sets out broadly how we intend to deal with them.
The Safeguards Application is for the tenant or tenant's representative (which could be the landlord) to fill in if they believe they will have problems paying their rent for any reason covered by the Safeguards Policy. Evidence will need to be provided to support their application as payments will only be made to the landlord if there is good cause.
Safeguards Rent Arrears
This is a short form intended for you to fill in where your tenant goes into 8 weeks arrears or more, or perhaps the arrears are less than 8 weeks but you believe for some reason the situation is unlikely to improve. It collates information about the rent and the arrears and provides for you to document any reasons why direct payment ought be made to you if arrears are below 8 weeks.
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