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Discretion in Scottish COVID-19 grant scheme means eligible agencies should get help

04 June 2020

The Scottish Government has responded to concerns raised by Propertymark on behalf of its members, following reports that some Scottish agents had been denied access to business support schemes when local authorities declared the grant is not available to their sector. Read More...

How agents can help vulnerable tenants during self-isolation

03 June 2020

Some tenants who are self-isolating because they are higher risk may face other challenges apart from the direct risk and impact of the virus, Agents are a key part of local communities and can provide housing and support to those in need. Read More...

DWP suspends third party UC payments

Friday 01 May 2020

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has temporarily paused third-party deductions from Universal Credit until 10 May.

DWP is currently in the process of explaining the changes to claimants via their online journal and to third parties, including housing providers who collect arrears by this method.

The third-party payments that have been suspended include:

  • Rent arrears
  • Service Charge arrears
  • Council Tax arrears

A DWP spokesperson confirmed to Propertymark that direct payments for rent will continue and are not affected by this temporary pause.

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