DHP rent in advance and deposit

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    Hi all,

    We have been asked by a customer to pay one months rent in advance, and their rent deposit from the DHP fund. A payment of £425 for the deposit, then another £425 for the rent in advance.

    Reading the guidance i'm not sure if we can?

    All references seem to be for paying either/or but no reference to paying both.

    Any information very gratefully received.






    Deposit only


    Thanks for the response – however, i contacted the DWP last week and they replied as follows:

    “Hi Sarah

    The regulations do not prevent you from awarding both a deposit and rent in advance. LAs have a large degree of discretion and it is entirely up to you how much you award, providing any award is made within the scope of the regulations.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards, Ricki”

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