Universal Credit Rolls Out to More Areas
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Universal Credit Rolls Out to More Areas

By |Published On: 25th January 2016|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

Universal Credit Rolls Out to More Areas

Universal Credit Rolls Out to More Areas

Universal Credit has been out of the news for a while, but we are committed to informing you of any potential changes to landlord/tenant finances.

The new benefits system sees housing benefit paid directly to the tenant, rather than the landlord. If you have properties within the following areas, be aware that from today, any benefit tenants you have will be receiving their payments via the new system.

The postcode areas subject to Universal Credit as of today are:

  • BR8 in Bromley.
  • CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5, CT6, CT7 0, CT13, CT14, CT15, CT16, CT17, CT18, CT19, CT20 and CT21 in Canterbury.
  • DA1 1, DA1 2, DA1 9, DA2, DA3, DA4, DA9, DA10, DA11 8, DA11 9 and DA13 9 of Dartford.
  • DE1, DE3, DE6 1, DE6 2, DE6 3, DE6 4, DE6 9, DE21, DE22, DE23, DE24, DE65, DE72 and DE73 in Derby.
  • LE1, LE2, LE3, LE4, LE5, LE6, LE7, LE8 0, LE8 4, LE8 5, LE8 6, LE9 1, LE9 2, LE9 3, LE9 4, LE9 6, LE9 7, LE9 9, LE17 4, LE17 5, LE18, LE19 and LE87 in Leicester.
  • PL1, PL2, PL3, PL4, PL5, PL6, PL7, PL8, PL9, PL10, PL11, PL12, PL16, PL18, PL19, PL29 and PL21 in Plymouth.
  • TN14 7, TN14 6, TN15 7, TN25 5, TN25 6, TN25 7, TN26 2, TN28, TN29 and TN31 7 of Tonbridge.
  • TQ1, TQ2, TQ3, TQ4, TQ5 and TQ12 4 in Torquay.

If you have tenants living in any of these places, ensure that you communicate with them about any financial changes to avoid them falling into rent arrears.

The areas that have already seen the roll out this year are here: /universal-credit-january-roll-out/ and here: /next-phase-of-universal-credit-roll-out-for-january-2/ 



About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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