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Problems loom for ‘rent-to-rent’ as DWP demands Covid cash back

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People in receipt of Universal Credit renting in properties via ‘rent-to-rent’ arrangements face being asked to repay back-dated housing payments due to...

Fix Universal Credit housing payments once and for all, says leading...

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The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has been criticised once again for the way it pays Universal Credit (UC) direct to...

LATEST: Government’s annual housing benefit bill rises to £30 billion

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The government is expecting to spend and eye-watering £30 billion on housing benefit for tenants this year, DWP minister Will Quince has...

EXCLUSIVE: Landlord wins battle with DWP over ‘failing’ UC payments system

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A Nottingham landlord has vowed to keep challenging the DWP with possibly hundreds of complaints after scoring his second victory against the...

BREAKING: Universal Credit support system for landlords is ‘crumbling’ under Covid

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Universal Credit expert Bill Irvine is warning landlords that both the DWP helpline and email escalation system via dedicated district managers designed...

Universal Credit payments direct to landlords ‘must be made easier’ MPs...

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MPs have urged the DWP to amend the benefits system so that it’s easier to make direct payments to landlords.

Benefits cap has hit 150,000 renters, DWP figures reveal

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Homeless charity Shelter is urging the Government to scrap the benefits cap for at least the duration of the pandemic after new...

Minister dashes hopes that new Universal Credit system will see direct...

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Despite praising the new online Alternative Payment Arrangements system, Secretary of State Thérèse Coffey has told...

Number of renters claiming Universal Credit housing help continues to balloon

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Latest government figures reveal that the number of people claiming Universal Credit has increased six-fold in recent weeks and that more...

BREAKING: DWP launches online system for APAs to replace unpopular UC47...

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The department has launched the system today in partnership with UK firm Caridon Landlord Systems, enabling landlords and tenants to apply...