Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board
Monday 14 January 2019
by the Property Team
Post No. 71
Online Direct Rent Payments to Landlords/ladies of Universal Credit
Until now, landlords/ladies could apply for an Alternative Payment Arrangement (APA) and use the UC47 form to get paid the housing element of Universal Credit directly to them. This system has some advantages and disadvantages. One of the limitations and inconvenience of this system is notably a long waiting time.
Last week, the Work and Pensions Secretary announced that there will be a new online system allowing rent payments to be paid directly to landlords/ladies. The new system is meant to rectify the inconvenience of the old one and help both tenants and home seekers to secure a tenancy.
This week, we are working on this new initiative announced last week by the Work and Pensions Secretary regarding a new online system allowing rent payments to be paid directly to landlords/ladies.
This week’s activity with landlords/ladies will address some of the questions surrounding the use of the newly announced system by the Work and Pensions Secretary and the issue of letting properties to Universal Credit claimants (UCC). In particular, we will look at the following questions:
What do landlords/ladies think and feel about the new online system (Online Direct Rent Payments to Landlords)?
With this new online system, can they re-consider their position in letting their properties to UCC? (Especially those landlords/ladies who are reluctant to do so)
What further guarantees do they may need?
How Home Relief can help you on this matter?
This week’s activity with landlords/ladies of UCC goes further in dealing with the following related issues of Online Direct Rent Payments to Landlords/ladies holding other property accounts. Specifically, we will be as well working with landlords/ladies on the following elements of property management account:
Understanding online direct payments account and its implications for a sound property management
Setting up an online direct payment account and a mobile money account
Dealing with online security and protection issues in relation to online direct payment accounts
Monitoring your online direct payment account
Choosing and using digital technologies to handle online direct payments (e.g. iPhones, mobile phones, tablets, laptops etc.)
Managing your online direct rent payments account alongside with other online payments etc
Briefly, we will work on two points:
1/ Issues or questions surrounding Online Direct Rent Payments to landlords/ladies
2/ Managing online direct payment accounts
At the end of this week’s activity and process of working with landlords/ladies, we hope to achieve the following outcomes:
landlords/ladies will be able to gain confidence in using online direct payment accounts and will shift their mindsets in becoming positive in their attitude towards letting their properties to UCC in the future.
The above mentioned activity for this week is for landlords/ladies letting and or thinking of letting their properties to Universal Credit and housing benefit claimants or recipients by themselves or via Home Relief.
If you are a landlord/lady thinks or feels you may consider UCC people and families, this week’s activity is for you.
If you are a landlord/lady wants further details about this week’s activity, contact Home Relief.
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