For: Private landlords and letting agents
Format: Zoom online group course
Speaker: Bill Irvine
Date: Wednesday 5 May 2021
Duration: 3 hours
Number delegates: Maximum 20
Level: Beginner & intermediate
Most “working age” tenants in receipt of benefits are already claiming Universal Credit. This benefit includes payments to your tenant for their housing costs. Over the next few years, tenants under pensionable age, will be forced to stop claiming Housing Benefit and claim Universal Credit instead.
We have developed the course to help you maximise your rental revenues and provide effective tenant support.
Key Course Content
This online group course covers:
- How the Universal Credit application process works
- Information required from the landlord and how to communicate with DWP.
- Obligations on tenants and how non-compliance can lead to deductions and benefits loss.
- How levels of “eligible” housing costs are assessed and paid.
- When should you receive your tenant’s first and ongoing payments of the “housing costs element”?
- Eligibility of landlords for direct payments and Third-Party Deductions.
- How to complain and appeal bad decisions.
Key Training Outcomes
At the end of the course, you should understand the following:
- Key principles, advantages, and risks associated with the Universal Credit system.
- Responsibilities of both landlord and tenants under the Universal Credit system.
- Eligibility of applicants or tenants for Universal Credit.
- How the application and validations process works.
- How, and to whom should payments of the housing costs be made?
- How to challenge decisions made by DWP.
Need further information?
Contact us using the contact form or call on 01698 424 301 or 07733 080 389 (phone line open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri).