When MUST Housing Benefit Paid to Landlord?

This article does not apply to Universal Credit. This article explains when housing benefits must be paid to a landlord directly. See also Doncaster v Coventry City Council 2009.

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Housing Benefit, Local Housing Allowance and Universal Credit

Persons with low or no income who have a liability to pay rent may be entitled to housing benefit, which is currently being replaced in phases by Universal Credit.