Universal Credit advisory event for private landlords

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An event is being held for private landlords and letting agents across the area to get to grips with what the rollout of the Government’s new Universal Credit means to them.

Universal Credit will start to be rolled out in North Kesteven from the end of November, fundamentally changing the way many tenants will receive their Housing Benefit – and consequently how rents will be paid.

Housing Benefit will be paid direct to the tenant (rather than to the landlord), one month in arrears, within an overall larger payment of Universal Credit.

Private landlords and letting agents need to know about these changes, and the things they you can start doing now to prepare.

An event is being held for private landlords and letting agents in the City of Lincoln, North Kesteven and West Lindsey at 4.30pm-6.30pm on Wednesday, July 15, at the Alive Conference Centre, Newland, Lincoln. A number of speakers will be present to detail Universal Credit, what this means for landlords and letting agent, and updating on other key welfare reforms.

If you would like to attend, or want to know more about the event, contact Hannah Myles-Stanley at West Lindsey District Council: email hannah.myles-stanley@west-lindsey.gov.uk, Tel 01427 675157.

Further information for landlords on Universal Credit is available on the Gov.UK website: www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-and-rented-housing