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Local Housing Allowance Safeguard Policy

The aims and objectives of this policy are to:

  • provide a safeguard for the most vulnerable tenants and reassure them that their benefit and rent will be paid
  • help prevent rent arrears and tenants being put at risk of eviction
  • help sustain tenancies for vulnerable tenants
  • reassure landlords that their rent will be paid if they have vulnerable tenants or if they are approached by vulnerable tenants
  • help put tenants in touch with other agencies where appropriate and give people the opportunity and support to manage their own tenancies and finances
  • ensure that council officers make reasonable, fair and consistent decisions
  • promote a transparent and simple process that is widely understood
  • treat each case individually and avoid making assumptions about peoples situations.

You can download our Local Housing Allowance Safeguard Policy (PDF 68kb).