Working Tenants Should Be Worried About Changes To Housing Benefit System

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Changes To The Housing Benefit System Means That The Safety Net For Tenants Without Rent Protection Insurance Is Shrinking Fast If a tenant loses their job, and the landlord doesn’t have Rent Protection, the changes to the Housing Benefit (HB) system could mean that the tenants rented home is no longer safe. Previously, working tenants [...]

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PRS Warning For Benefit Tenants

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Government’s Own Watchdog Warns Ministers Over Housing Mayhem There will be a huge shortage of affordable Private Rented Sector (PRS) property for tenants claiming housing benefit if the Government Welfare reforms go ahead in the spring of 2013 as currently planned. The warning has come from the Government’s own spending watchdog, the National Audit Office [...]

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30th Percentile Estimates for April 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Below are the estimates based on the new weekly rates of housing benefit by each local authority.  Named by the government as the 30th Shadow percentile they are a benchmark for the new lower rate of LHA to be introduced this April for new tenancies.  The 30th percentile rule will affect existing tenancies in January [...]

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