Council Demand Repayment from Landlord who told them!
Housing Benefit Overpayment

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9 years ago
Dear Helpdesk,

Immediately I suspected my tenant was working I spoke to him. He accepted he had just started paid employment. The next working day I reported those facts to the LHA paying department. They now tell me he has been over paid and they will deduct any overpayment from the LHA I receive on behalf of other tenants.

Please can you guide me as to the central government advice to councils on deductions from honest law abiding landlords. I guess the council will ignore that advice until any appeal process is determined, hopefully in my favour.

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