Social housing allocations legal framework: statutory guidance for social landlords

Sets out the legal framework which social landlords must work within when developing their allocations policies.

15. Income

15.1 Landlords cannot take the income of the applicant or their family into account when allocating houses. This includes income from all sources including any benefits being received. This restriction also applies to applicants for housing who are non-UK nationals, whether or not they can receive benefits, and who may as a result, have problems in paying their rent.



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