Re: Rent allowance Tenants
So (correct me if i'm wrong) I have a 3 bed house I'll soon be letting and having spoken to a landlord with lots of property, she tells me you can have disastrous tenants from any background and sw can be fine-everyone's uniqe so I have nothing against sw in principle but if I set the rent at 1200 I can get a 2 child family in but if I set it at 1201 or more I can't? Is that right?The amounts you've quoted can differ from county to county. The maximum rent limits are included in the following DSFA document. If a person applies for Rent Supplement (which is the proper term for the payment - Rent Allowance is a different scheme altogether), and the rent ceiling for their family size is below what a landlord is charging, then the tenant doesn't qualify (there may be odd exceptions to this - e.g. large family requiring extra bedrooms). Might be of use to landlords and tenants reading the thread.
The Maximum Rent Limits, set by the Dept of Social & Family Affairs are reviewed every 18 months. The next review (and new limits) is due in July 2008.