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Just so I am clear, parents want to rent to daughter whose rent will be paid by benefit, is that right?
we wish to rent a property in our name and then sub-let to our daughter who is receipt of housing benefit and therefore
finding it very dificult to get a house to rent
Yes I can understand.
We wish to rent a property in our name and then sub-let to our daughter who is receipt of housing benefit and therefore findin it very dificult to get a house to rent
It will be very hard to do this.
The Council may consider this to be a sham arrangement
Therefore if you are going to do it, I would speak with the Council beforehand.
Inform them what you are going to do.
It may be that they suggest going through an agent so its at arms length
Ie an agent appointed, proper rent book, tenancy agreement etc and they handle the payments.
However the concern is this may be considered a sham. I know I have done HB appeals on the same basis of a sham
But its better to speak with the Council NOW and inform them, there may be less objection to it
So it is possible but it may be hard
But whatever you do, it needs to be seen at arms length
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
if we rented the property would or is the landlord likely to object to our arrangement with our daughter
That is hard to say, it may have a not to sublet clause in it
So you need to check first with the Landlord
But in reality this is going to be hard to do
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything else for you about this today please?