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Claiming Housing Benefit When Renting From Family

This question was from Zoopla User tam519.

Housing benefit, renting from family.

If my parents purchase my house as I cannot afford the mortgage. Would I be able to claim housing benefit? Or any type of help with the rent?

Claiming Housing Benefit When Renting From Family

If my parents purchase my house as I cannot afford the mortgage. Would I be able to claim housing benefit? Or any type of help with the rent?

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Unfortunately it isn't possible to claim housing benefit if the landlord of your property is a family member and equally if you've previously owned the property, the councils won't give you any benefits either.

So I think it's well worth checking with your local council but I think that's the general rule throughout the United Kingdom.

Jonathan Rolande

Authored by Jonathan Rolande

Jonathan started in the property industry in 1987 and has extensive knowledge of the property buying sector. Jonathan is also an avid supporter for more regulation in the industry that protects sellers.

Last updated on 24/01/2014 by Jonathan Rolande.

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