Reply To: lease for business property – DHP


The lease conditions are for the landlord and tenant. It is a breach of the lease of course but hardly uncommon.

UC should not be paying housing costs on the full lease rental and there is a strong argument that they should not be paying at all because it is business and not rental premises (but then this is an area DWP assessment staff really struggle with). To be fair to them they admit they have issues and there is no one they can turn to within DWP for advice.

Should your Council Tax be charging business rates AND Council Tax for the part lived in?

Can you pay a DHP? Reluctantly I say yes because UC housing costs are being paid. I dont think they should be but they are as a matter of fact.