Recovery can be sought from the landlord if payments are made directly to the landlord and they are either responsible for causing the overpayment or could have been reasonably expected to realise that an overpayment would occur.
We will recover where appropriate e.g. where a tenant leaves a property and payment of Housing benefit continues after they have moved out.
We may recover an overpayment from another tenants housing benefit payment – that tenant is deemed to have made the housing benefit payment for the amount of the recovery
Where there is an overpayment of benefit, we will tell the landlord/agent:
Landlords can submit appeals for the following reasons:
If you appeal an overpayment we can look at:
There is no right of appeal against who we decide to recover an overpayment from if it has been calculated correctly.
Write to us or complete and return our appeal form.