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Can a parent be a landlord? How do I inform DWP?

howmuchhowmuch Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited January 2019 in Universal Credit
Hi. I receive PIP benefits due to my neurological disorder and my partner is my carer. We also receive universal credit including the housing element.

my question is, can my parent be my landlord? I’ve discussed this matter with the CAB and they advised that a parent can be a landlord provided:
1) the landlord isn’t receiving an inflated rent. Ie. It’s not more than the market value
2) it is a genuine commercial arrangement. Ie if the tenant went behind with the rent then the landlord would evict the tenant.

both of these conditions are true. How do I inform the DWP? I’m becoming paranoid because I’m not certain that I ticked the correct box when I originally applied for universal credit.


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