My landlord says I have not paid my rent, but I receive Housing Benefit and the payments are late. Will I be evicted ?
If you receive housing benefit and your landlord seeks a possession order because your rent payments are late, but the payments are due from the housing benefit office it is probable that you will not be evicted. This is because your landlord must show not only that there are rent arrears, but also that it is reasonable to evict you.
If your rent will be paid eventually and it is only because the housing benefit payments are late the court will usually take the view it is not reasonable to evict you.
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