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Increasing the rent for a tenant on housing benefit

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« on: January 02, 2020, 07:05:55 PM »

I have a tenant who is on housing benefit and has been there for a few years now. However I now want to put up the rent as it has not kept up with inflation.

My question is: How do I find out the maximum the local council would be wiling to pay? She is a good tenant and I don't want to raise the rent to a point where she would not be able to cover it.
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2020, 07:16:52 PM »

I assume you would have to contact the benefits dept.and give them the amount you want to raise it to.Maybe it is negotiable? 
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2020, 07:24:42 PM »

I was thinking they might not want to make that information public as landlords would exploit the system by always charging the maximum.

I suppose it's worth asking though to see what they say.
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2020, 08:40:48 AM »

LHA rates for each type of house and each Council are published openly.
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2020, 01:17:01 PM »

LHA rates for each type of house and each Council are published openly.

Thanks

I found this website

https://lha-direct.voa.gov.uk/Search.aspx
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2020, 08:18:26 PM »

Hi my flats are in Hastings and the most they pay dss is 550 a month,hope that helps.
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