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Universal Credit

Evidence that is required from Landlords to support a claim for the Housing Element of Universal Credit

For Social Rental Sector the evidence must include:

  • Name of all tenants on the tenancy agreement
  • Property address including full post code
  • Current rent and frequency (for example, monthly)
  • Breakdown of rent type, frequency and amount of each service charge
  • Number of bedrooms
  • Landlord/Agent details (name and address)
  • Rent free weeks (where applicable)
  • Tenancy agreement signed and dated by Landlord/Agent (the tenancy agreement can be signed electronically)

 

For Private Rental Sector the evidence must include:

  • Name of all tenants on the tenancy agreement
  • Property address including full post code
  • Current rent and frequency (for example, monthly)
  • Landlord/Agent details (name and address)
  • Tenancy agreement signed and dated by Landlord/Agent (the tenancy agreement can be signed electronically)

For further information please visit the Department for Works and Pensions Universal Credit & Rented Housing information.

Universal Credit newsletters are published quarterly by the Department for Work and Pensions and provide information to social and private landlords about Universal Credit.  The link below will direct you to the relevant website:

DWP Universal Credit Landlord newsletters