Reply To: overpayment – landlord does not know claimant moved!


Thank you Peter for your response – altho it hasn’t cheered me up much, its hard enough to recover HB overpayments as it is.

The most frustrating thing for me is that the landlord in question when they appeal, always always claim they have no knowledge and state that they accepted the money in good faith.

The usual tenants for this landlord are more likely to have social problems than not – and the HB never covers the actual full rent charged. Im do not think it is unreasonable for a landlord who let property to less responsible tenants to be keeping more track of what is going on.

But I can’t say that of course.