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Dear Waltham Forest Borough Council,

How many people have their housing benefit paid directly to their landlord? In last year?
What is the Council criteria for having the housing benefit element paid directly to a landlord? Eg private tenant

Yours faithfully,

John Brown

Information Officer | Waltham Forest Council, Waltham Forest Borough Council

Re: "Freedom of Information request - Housing benefit element"
Reference: FOI172004564
Date of request: 2020-02-03 09:57:12

Dear John Brown,

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Liz Appiah, Waltham Forest Borough Council

Dear Mr Brown

 

I require clarification of your FOI request below.  Kindly confirm if by
“eg private tenant” you are seeking information on the number of Housing
Benefit paid directly to private landlords and not to Housing
Associations, Shelters etc.  Thanks.

Liz

From: John Brown <[FOI #641201 email]>
Sent: 03 February 2020 02:12
To: Information Officer <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Housing benefit element

 

Dear Waltham Forest Borough Council,

How many people have their housing benefit paid directly to their
landlord? In last year?
What is the Council criteria for having the housing benefit element paid
directly to a landlord? Eg private tenant

Yours faithfully,

John Brown

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Dear Liz Appiah,

Private tenant to private landlords

Yours sincerely,

John Brown

Liz Appiah, Waltham Forest Borough Council

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Please find attached the response to your FOI request submitted to the
London Borough of Waltham Forest on 5 February 2020.

 

Kind Regards

 

Liz Appiah

Application & Project Procurement Officer

L B Waltham Forest

0208 496 8383

[email address]

 

Liz Appiah

Application and Procurement Officer

London Borough of Waltham Forest

Tel:  020 8496 8383 | Ext: 8383

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Information Officer | Waltham Forest Council, Waltham Forest Borough Council

Re: FOI Response FOI172004564 "Freedom of Information request - Housing
benefit element".

Dear John Brown,

I am writing to confirm that the Council has now completed its search for
the information which you requested on 3rd February 2020 about Freedom of
Information request - Housing benefit element.

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Please see attached response sent to requester by email on 26.2.2020

[1]JOHN BROWN received 5.2.20 and responded on 26.2.2020

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Kind regards,

The Information Officer
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