If a couple has separated and the rental agreement was made in the exclusive name of the person who is a party, it is possible that the remaining partner will be “treated” as responsible for the entire rent in 2013, in accordance with Article 2 para 2 UC Regs, if all of the following conditions are met: a review of a universal loan decision is called “mandatory verification”. A Universal Credit applicant must provide proof of their rental responsibility and proof that they live in your property. If a tenant does not have a written lease or lease, DWP may accept a letter from their landlord or rental agent confirming the current rental and service charges. You cannot receive housing allowance if you pay rent to an ex-partner for a house where you lived as a couple, or if you have a child with your ex and your child lives with you. If you rent a house from a “close relative” of you or your partner and you live in the same house, you cannot receive housing allowance. . . .