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rent increase not applied

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FreeAmber
FreeAmber Community member Posts: 5 Listener
i worry
i reported change of rent go up on 19 april
rent is paid 19 every month
i am paid 15 of month
friday i got statement but increase not applied
what i must do?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
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    An increase in rent doesn’t mean you’re entitled to more housing element. It depends on your circumstances. 

    Are you privately renting your home? If so then it will depend on how many bedrooms you’re entitled to as your housing element will be determined by the local housing allowance in your area. Very often there’s a shortfall of rent, which you need to pay yourself. 

    If living in social housing do you have any spare bedrooms? 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • FreeAmber
    FreeAmber Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    i rent with estate agent
    i have a child
    2 rooms
    we are netitled to 2 bedrooms since 2016
    local housing allowance is increased now
    we always have been on this category
    every time it increase we get the increase
    i was with housing benefit for years
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
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    You can check the rates for LHA here https://lha-direct.voa.gov.uk/
    My advice still stands, just because it’s increased it doesn’t mean your housing element will. If affected by the benefit cap for example then there will be no increase. Or if your housing element already covers the whole of your rent there will be no increase. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • FreeAmber
    FreeAmber Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    i do not undestqnd tyou reply. 

    i am getting a certain band of LHA since 2016. 

    two berdrooms me and child. new rent is slightlithy less of new amount of lha. new rent is not covered by existing. you think i ask more money than rent is? 

    why you think me as not have brain?

    i called council tell them you say i am not good for increase. they confirmed I am eligible ofcourse to the increease as all the years before and universal creadit will apply it and speak with them.

    also send message to journal. 

    replied it is not been confirmed yet they say it will be soon and money will be paid.

    i have max pip. 

    no cap.

    you try find reason tell me not take money for increase. why? you money? wny make me worry?


    goodbye thank


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 13
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    I didn’t accuse you of having no brain! I also didn’t say you weren’t entitled to the increase, neither did I try to find any reason why you wouldn’t receive it you’ve definitely misunderstood what I said. 

    What i said was that whether there was entitlement will depend on circumstances. Not everyone will be entitled to the increase. I couldn’t tell you based on the very limited information you gave whether there was entitlement. 

    I will make no further comments here but I hope you enjoy the rest of your day. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 3,290 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @FreeAmber, I think Poppy was just trying to help here and give you some information about how things work. I don't think she was accusing you of anything, just trying to help you understand whether you'd get an increase or not and give you some possibilities for what might have happened. 

    It's difficult to say what's happening with your rent increase without knowing all the details, but if you've posted a message on your Universal Credit journal hopefully they can tell you what's going on and whether you'll get some extra money soon. Universal Credit might be the best people to ask about it anyway as they will know all the details for your case.

    Hope you get it sorted soon :)
    Rosie (she/her)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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  • TheManFromLondon
    TheManFromLondon Community member Posts: 289 Pioneering
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    @FreeAmber It is easy to see if your new amount was updated. In your statement there is line saying: "You said per month the total rent for your property is £xxx"

    If that amount is your old rent amount, then the change has not been processed yet (I take note you were told it has not been confirmed yet).

    I understand you did not open this topic to ask if you are eligible, its obvious you know after all these years what you are entitled for housing. You asked what to do, since the increase was not applied, and I see you did the right thing and contacted UC and they replied.

    Again, the line in your statement is evidence your change has not been recorded. Look at it, i am certain its the old amount.

    This will be sorted, don't worry. Let us know it all went well.


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