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Application for direct payments of Local Housing Allowance to your Landlord


What is this form for?

We have to make all payments of Local Housing Allowance (LHA) directly to you, but we can make payments directly to your landlord where you have difficulty in managing your affairs.

The information you provide in this form will help us to decide whether it is appropriate to pay LHA direct to your landlord. You may not need to complete all the questions, as each case will be different, but try to give us as much information and evidence as possible.


Who should complete this form?

This form should be completed by yourself (as the tenant), but it can also be completed on your behalf by:

  • Family or friends
  • Main carer
  • An advice or welfare agency
  • The landlord or letting agent
  • Another service within the Council

You (the tenant) must be fully aware that completion of this form may lead to your benefit being paid directly to your landlord.

Please read the questions carefully and fill in all sections. If you need help filling in this form, or have any questions, please contact us.


How to contact us:

  • Phone: 01702 215001

  • Visit our offices at:
    Southend on Sea Borough Council
    Support Services, Revenues and Benefits
    PO Box 21, Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue
    Southend on Sea, Essex, SS2 6AN

    Opening hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5.15pm
    Last ticket issued 5.00pm

We will hold the information you give us on the Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction computer systems. We will keep all the information confidential.

Please note - you must enter information in the boxes marked '*'

Are you the tenant or the landlord? *
Are you the tenant or the landlord?
Please provide your contact details:
The "Find Address" facility is only available for addresses within the Southend-on-Sea Borough.
Locate address by postcode ? *
Locate address by postcode ?
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