Reply To: Rent officer arrangements

Julian Hobson

Does the wording of 12A(1)(d) and (e) allow an advance application for a determination to be made AND if it doesn’t so you do it at 53 weeks what is the effective date determined by the new reg 8(12) of the D&A regs? It looks as though an OP could occur in all cases, possibly unrecoverable. No power to withhold, suspend, terminate, make interims or anything else actually exists.

For completeness the amendments are in SI 1338/2003 at reg 11 and 24 respectively.

I’m with peter – qualification, bridgenorth judicial review etc shouldn’t this have been absolutely obvious and critical. Another can of worms. Who is going to raise this one with DWP? Any Takers ?