Several steps are underway. The municipal council will check the applicant`s financial situation. An interview and income check will be conducted to determine if the person is eligible for assistance. In addition, the landlord can also get their own rent references to make sure the potential tenant is solid. The board will advise the lessor to do so before obtaining a lease. If both parties take these measures, the risk of future eviction will be reduced. There is no limit to how often a local landlord can increase your rent. However, if you are entitled to a shelter allowance while living there, you cannot apply for an increase in benefits in the year following the last increase or since the start of the tenancy. For more information about rent increases, see GOV.UK rent increases.