When a can landlord appeal

A landlord can appeal:

  • Against any matter which is connected to the council paying housing benefit direct to him/her
  • Where a claimant has been overpaid and the authority wants to recover the money from the landlord

In these cases the landlord has the right to appeal in their own right as a landlord.

If the landlord employs an agent to collect his rent then the agent can appeal in the above circumstances.

The landlord/agent can also appeal about:

  • Whether there is an overpayment
  • Whether the overpayment should be recovered

A landlord is not entitled to appeal about whether a recoverable overpayment should be recovered by making deductions from the tenant's housing benefit entitlement, how much benefit is paid, dates of payments or calculation of benefit.