re Benefit Payments
Tax Planning and Financial

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16 years ago
We have contacted all our landlords today to advise we no longer want benefit payments paid direct to us, now have to paid direct to tenant as we are having problems with over payments being paid back to the council. We have contacted one property where we cannot get in contact with the tenant which has been an ongoing problem for a few months although we still beleive him to be living there we are finding it difficult to manage the property as cannot arrangee property inspections etc. and recived no top ups from tenant. The landlord did not want to issue the tenant with notice of possession on tenant so have just carried on collecting benefit payments as requested, when have rang him to see if he wants payments paid direct to him he has said no as he doesnt want to risk having to pay back any over payments, he also now wants us to issue notice of possession from rent due date, can we refuse to take the benefit payment and advise landlord has to be paid direct to him as we dont want to be in a position where we have to pay back any overpayments from our account.

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