Reply To: Providing information to the Rent Service post April 2008


I have asked the DWP about the implications of this.

My view is that for the purposes of deciding a claim it is not required. (At best the information on properties is supplied to help decide other peoples claims).

For the purposes of subsidy, it is not a missing referral so for that purpose there would be no subsidy penalty; but I do not think this gives LAs the green light to totally ignore the Rent Service.