Reply To: Should we wait for 8 week’s worth of arrears to accrue?


DWP’s views on suspending claims in these circs are noted in the HBINFO LHA issues log.

Using the power to pay the landlord for the first 8 weeks is very double edged in my view. A decison to then switch payment to the tenant will attract the right of appeal by the landlord to a Tribunal for instance. It just puts off making a decison which in the majority of cases will be to pay the tenant unless there are compelling reasons not to.