Reply To: Homeless Placement no lease agreement in place

Peter Barker

In that case what you probably have is a licence granted to the Council by the leaseholder, with the Council in turn granting a licence to the family. That means the Council is providing the accommodation to the family: there is no direct contractual relationship between the family and the leaseholder.

This attracts HB rather than UC, and it will be caught by Article 17A of the Subsidy Order (licensed self contained).