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Universal Credit

Evidence that is required from Landlords to support a claim for the Housing Element of Universal Credit

For Social Rental Sector the evidence must include:

  • Name of all tenants on the tenancy agreement
  • Property address including full post code
  • Current rent and frequency (for example, monthly)
  • Breakdown of rent type, frequency and amount of each service charge
  • Number of bedrooms
  • Landlord/Agent details (name and address)
  • Rent free weeks (where applicable)
  • Tenancy agreement signed and dated by Landlord/Agent (the tenancy agreement can be signed electronically)

 

For Private Rental Sector the evidence must include:

  • Name of all tenants on the tenancy agreement
  • Property address including full post code
  • Current rent and frequency (for example, monthly)
  • Landlord/Agent details (name and address)
  • Tenancy agreement signed and dated by Landlord/Agent (the tenancy agreement can be signed electronically)

For further information please visit the Department for Works and Pensions Universal Credit & Rented Housing information.