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Universal Credit and rented housing: guide for landlords

The DWP has issued guidance to private and social sector landlords with information about Universal Credit to help them understand what they can do to help their tenants prepare for their move to the single Universal Credit benefit payment and making direct payments of their housing costs direct to their landlord themselves.

It explains how Universal Credit will ensure that the appropriate protections and safeguards are in place - both the trigger points for intervention by the DWP and recovery of arrears where they occur.

It also explains what budgeting and payment support is available for tenants who may need help moving to the new system. This includes alternative payment arrangements if claimants are finding it hard to manage their Universal Credit payment and pay their landlord themselves.

Read DWP - Universal Credit and rented housing: guide for landlords