Patricia Pearl - Small Claims Procedure - A Practical Guide


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    Default Can i rent my property too Unemployed Brother, Can they claim housing benefit?>

    As per title i think....

    Does anyone have knowledge regarding renting a property i own too my brother, he is currently in reciept of housing benefit and income support..?>


    Thanks for any advice.

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    Default Re: Can i rent my property too Unemployed Brother, Can they claim housing benefit?>

    As long as you set up a proper rental agreement then I would have thought it would be no problem.
    That's my personal view, hopefully someone knowledgeable will comment later.
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    Default Re: Can i rent my property too Unemployed Brother, Can they claim housing benefit?>

    You can get housing benefit if you rent from a family member but there has to be a proper tenancy agreement in place. Also if you currently have a mortgageicon on the property you will need to have permission from the lender to rent it out, assuming you are not on a buy to lease mortgageicon.

    As long as everything is correct and above board there should not be a problem. I enquired last year with my housing benefit section as we nearly moved into a relatives property and that was what they told me.

    Given the amount of housing benefit fraud there is going on though, they may look at things a little closer and I would just give your council a quick ring to check what their position is on it.

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    Default Re: Can i rent my property too Unemployed Brother, Can they claim housing benefit?>

    Cheers Simon.

    Shall look into the points you rasied.

    Scouse.


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    Default Re: Can i rent my property too Unemployed Brother, Can they claim housing benefit?>

    Benefits adviser service : Directgov - Do it online

    Used this site a few months ago. Has stuff on your subject
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    Default Re: Can i rent my property too Unemployed Brother, Can they claim housing benefit?>

    You need to check if his entitlement would cover the rental value as a suitable property. Setting yourself up as landlord isn't cheap as you stilll have to fulfill the legal requirements.

    If you have any financial ties with your relation..bank accounts, loans or mortgages these will be questioned.

    Expect an increase in insurance and mortgageicon payments, if it's not already BTL.


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    Default Re: Can i rent my property too Unemployed Brother, Can they claim housing benefit?>

    Hi, I may be wrong but i think you have a mortgageicon with capstone.

    When i asked if i could rent out my house they told me only if all arrears were paid up to date. They also said they would charge me an extra 1% interesticon each month. They then said not to try and do it without telling them because if a tenant wanted to claim housing benefit etc the benefit agency would want proof from the mortgageicon company to say they agreed to the house being rented out.
    Personally i think what does it matter as long as the mortgage company get their money. But we all know with capstone you can never win.


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    Default Re: Can i rent my property too Unemployed Brother, Can they claim housing benefit?>

    I just read upon the directgove website, says "
    Who isn't eligible

    You can't usually get Housing Benefit if:
    • you have savings of over 16,000, unless you are aged 60 or over and getting the 'guarantee credit' of Pension Credit
    • you live in the home of a close relative
    • you're a full-time student (unless you're disabled or have children)
    • you're an asylum seeker or are sponsored to be in the UK
    sourcehttp://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/BenefitsTaxCreditsAndOthe rSupport/On_a_low_income/DG_10018926

    Think you cannot rent out to a close relative by reading this???


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    Default Re: Can i rent my property too Unemployed Brother, Can they claim housing benefit?>

    That should apply to people who live with the relative not people who rent on a formal tenancy agreement a property from a relative who lives elsewhere.



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