Reply To: Temporary accommodation H subsidy – lease over 10 years


I will answer my own question (with the response from DWP);

There are strict guidelines that determine if LA property is treated as Temporary Accommodation for subsidy purposes.


Please see the guidance enclosed in the 2017 Subsidy Guidance Manual


Your conclusion is correct leases must not exceed 10 years for property used as temporary accommodation on which subsidy is to be claimed. I do hope this answers your query. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us again.




Housing Benefit Subsidy Team