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Has anyone had experience renting a house to their son or daughter?

lainyjanelainyjane Member Posts: 12 Listener
Has anyone here had experience renting a house to there son / daughter. 

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,113 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome sorry not something I have done 

    Is there anything specific you want to know about it or just asking for others experience 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    May i ask if your son/daughter would be claiming help with the rent for this house?
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • lainyjanelainyjane Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Hi my son has been in his house for 8 years but the costs are mounting up. He does get housing benefit but I'm finding I'm having to put around 400 sometime 600 of my own money to ot every month. I've just heard about the discussionary fund and SW has said to put his rent up. I just wondered if anyone else had experience of this. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm assuming you're having to put money towards the mortgage on the house?

    How much housing benefit he's entitled to will depend on his circumstances. A discretionary housing payment is just that, discretionary it will depend on the local councils funding and the reasons why he's asking for the payment, it's not guaranteed. If he successful then it's only paid for a short amount of time and then you have to re-apply. Details here. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/claiming-discretionary-housing-payments/claiming-discretionary-housing-payments

    The form for the DHP is very complex and they will need a full expenditure list of all outgoings and all incomie

    Even if you increase the rent it doesn't mean he's automatically entitled to more housing benefit. You can check here what the maximum amount he could receive for his circumstances and you'll need to make sure you drop down the correct boxes, so if he lives alone and he's over 35 then he'll be entitled to the 1 bedroom rate of LHA. If he's under 35 it would be the shared rate, unless he's claiming either daily living PIP or DLA mid/high rate care and then he'll be entitled to the 1 bedroom rate.

    Hope this helps.

    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,010

    Scope community team

    Hi @lainyjane :) I hope the above advice has helped?

    Just to let you know, I've renamed your post and moved it into our housing category. 
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  • lainyjanelainyjane Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Oh ok thank you 

    Kind regards 

    Lainy jane 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,010

    Scope community team

    I should have explained, it's just so that people can find your post more easily @lainyjane! We have quite a few categories here on the community, so we sometimes move them if we think they fit better elsewhere :) 
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