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Tenancy agreements

If you are a private landlord and your tenant claims housing benefit, we will need to see proof of the gross rent you charge. It will be up to you to decide whether to give your tenant a tenancy agreement, a rent book or to make some other written or verbal arrangement.

You must also have an address where your tenant can get in contact with you. We will ask them for this when they apply for benefit. You may also want to seek advice on this subject from a solicitor or from the Hull Community Legal Advice Centre.

Proof required from your tenant

When your tenant makes a claim for benefit, they must provide the following proof –

  • full name and address of the landlord
  • full name and business address of the managing agent (if applicable)
  • date the agreement started
  • amount of rent payable
  • any services/meals included in rent
  • payment period/frequency

If these details are not included within the tenancy agreement or your rent book, you can speed up the processing of your tenant's claim by completing the landlord rent declaration form below and giving it to your tenant to send to us with their claim form.

Contact us

Hull City Council Revenues and Benefits Service
PO Box 128

Tel: 01482 300 300
Text phone: 01482 300 349

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