Birmingham City Council pays landlords over £1,200 rent arrears

Birmingham City Council has been ordered to pay a landlord over £1,200 in rent arrears after it agreed to pay rent directly to a benefit claimant with a history of arrears, who then left the property with the money, without paying the landlord. Initially, the council apologised for the error but refused to pay the landlord. However, a court has ruled it has made a mistake and must atone for that by paying the landlord the arrears in full.

Rent Guarantor Sep 30, 2019