Housing benefit (information for landlords)


Landlords' or agents' rights of appeal are limited to areas directly involving them and the Council.

For example, where the Council is seeking to recover an overpayment of Housing Benefit from a landlord or agent.

To appeal a landlord or agent is bound by the same rules as a claimant.

The appeal:

  • Must be in writing
  • Must give reasons for the appeal
  • Must be made within one month of the date of notification to the landlord/agent
  • A landlord or agent has no right of appeal relating to a claimant's benefit award