All private tenants have the right to use housing benefit to help pay the rent. If you intend using housing benefit to help with your rent, make sure you know how much you are likely to get. Housing benefit will not always cover your full rent.
Right to housing benefit
Lots of people are struggling to manage with housing issues because of the coronavirus crisis. Check out our Coronavirus section for information and advice on common problems, including help to pay your rent and mortgage, eviction and repairs.