Judicial Review Pre Action Refusal to Supply Housing Benefit Payments
When a landlord has a tenant claiming housing benefits, it can be frustrating when the local authority refuses to speak to the landlord about the claim. Often, all a landlord wishes to know is whether payment has been made to the tenant. It is not commonly known, but in most cases, a landlord has an absolute right to know if any money payments have been made to the tenant.
Before using this template, the landlord MUST have issued a request with this template. This template is a proposed judicial review pre-action letter, and so is slightly more complex than our complaint letter.
Only send this letter if you feel comfortable; we wouldn't necessarily recommend it be followed through to a judicial review! IMPORTANT - Judicial review has very short and strict time limits. The legislation requires any judicial review to be done "promptly" after the local authority's decision (in this case, a decision refusing to supply the information).
If you have gone beyond 1 or 2 months from the decision, there is no point in sending this letter; instead, you can use the less effective complaint letter.
The letter is in Rich Text Format (RTF), so it will work on all word processors and can be edited as you see fit. Any [square brackets] require to be replaced with information.
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