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Changes of circumstances for landlords

If your tenant is receiving housing benefit and has a change of circumstances you should report it to us. You may be liable to repay any overpayments resulting in a delay of this information.

You must tell us if -

  • your tenant starts to make rental payments themselves
  • the rent amount changes
  • someone who is already receiving housing benefit moves into your property
  • anyone moves in to or out of the property (including lodgers and subtenants)
  • your tenant(s) move home
  • your tenant(s) are away from the property for more than one month
  • your tenant receives any decision from the Home Office
  • anything we have been told previously changes

How to report a change of circumstances

You can report any change of circumstances by sending a letter to the freepost address below or emailing benefitssr@hullcc.gov.uk

When you may be held liable

If your tenant's benefit entitlement is paid directly to you and you do not report a change in your tenant’s circumstances you could be held liable for any subsequent overpayment.

If your tenant receives the payment directly, it is their responsibility to tell us of a change of circumstances. However, if you are aware of a change that may affect your tenant’s housing benefit you should tell us as any change that is not reported within one month of it occurring cannot be backdated. So if the change means your tenant receives an increase in entitlement, it will only be paid from the date it was reported.

Contact us

Freepost RLUA-YRHR-AKTS
Hull City Council Revenues and Benefits Service
PO Box 128
Hull
HU1 2BR

Tel: 01482 300 300
Text phone: 01482 300 349
Email: benefitssr@hullcc.gov.uk

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