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Services for Private Landlords

This part of the website has been designed specifically for Private Landlords who collectively provide one-third of all tenancies. Bill Irvine is retained by the Residential Landlords’ Association to assist its members who have an interest in providing accommodation to tenants, at least partially reliant, on claiming financial assistance through Local Housing Allowance and, more recently, Universal Credit.

The site focuses primarily on Universal Credit, from both tenant & landlords’ perspectives and provides access to all associated legislation, DWP Guidance, case law, calculator, Q & A forum, and ensures all members are kept up to date with the many new developments, twists and turns, that occur on an all too frequent basis, with this new, work-in-progress benefit.

As well as Universal Credit, we cover developments that may arise in relation to other welfare reforms, including, Tax Credits, Benefits Cap, Disability Living Allowance & Personal Independence Payments, with a particular focus on how these can beneficially assist tenants maximise their entitlement and avoid rent arrears.

Since August 2013, access to the site has been through registered membership which includes an annual fee of £80 for 1 user or £120 for multiple users. Details can be obtained by completing our contact page.

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Questions & Answers

  • Question - Can DWP and Councils be forced to pay compensation for wholly avoidable rental loss experienced by landlords?
  • Question - What is meant by the term "Whole month rule" and how does it typically apply?
  • Question - How is the rent apportioned if there is a joint tenancy between 2 unrelated customers with rent shared on a "joint & several" liability basis?
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Information Library

Consultancy sessions and bespoke training courses for Private Landlords

Receive Training with Universal Credit Advice

We regularly provide individual consultancy sessions for Private Landlords, where we sit down together, in your premises, to examine, in some detail, which particular aspects of Universal Credit are troubling you and your tenants. Doing so, alows us to, suggest new ideas and processes, including, the use of standard forms & letters, which greatly assist you in your exchanges with DWP and local councils.

We also provide regular regional training courses, on behalf of the Residentail Landlords Association (RLA), in relation to Universal Credit and Local Housing Allowance. Details of the latest courses can be found here: 

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Become a member.
Find all the information you need.

  • Access Exclusive Content aimed at landlords
  • Unlimited Information & Resources
  • Focus on tenants & landlords maximising their respective incomes and revenue streams
  • Ask Questions of our experts
  • Discuss topics and questions with other members
View Membership

Monthly fees apply.