Univeral Credit - best to avoid?
Universal Credit

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2 years ago

I have a tenant who has recently separated from her partner and has a 6 month old child. They are currently both on the tenancy agreement and the partner still 'visits' from time to time to look after the child. The tenant wishes to have a new tenancy agreement solely in her name so that she may claim the housing element of universal credit. However she does not work, it is the partner in full time employment. The universal credit will cover most, but not all, of the rent and she is happy to top it up. She is also happy for the payment from universal credit to be paid direct.
As I have no experience with universal credit I am Wary as to wither I will have issues receiving rent down the line as the partner has always, and continues to pay the rent.
I am trying to find out if universal credit is a good option with a non-earner as if it stops at any stage they will have no income to fall back on, am I being over wary or once agreed does it tend to carry on without any major problems? I see may landlords post NO DHSS which is what also concerns me.

Many thanks

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