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Social security benefits

Claiming benefits can help your tenants to pay rent. Find out about benefits payments and how to deal with any problems. 

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Getting help towards rent

Your tenants have a right to apply for benefits to help pay their rent. If you do not allow tenants to claim benefits, they may take legal action against you.  

Issues with social security benefits

Renting to tenants on benefits can be straightforward. Payments can go directly to a landlord helping to reduce the risk of arrears. But you should be aware of some issues that can arise and how to handle them.