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Landlords Still Concerned Over Impact Of Universal Credit


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

  UK landlords are concerned about the impact Universal Credit will have on the private rented sector 70% of landlords who currently let rental property to tenants claiming housing benefits are worried the welfare reforms will have a negative effect on their business, according to the National Landlords Association (NLA). 75% of Landlords with larger [...]


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Universal Credits Will Be A Risky Business For Landlords


Friday, July 20, 2012

The proposed Universal Credit system due to be introduced in April 2013 is set to replace existing benefits, including housing benefit, will put thousands of social (council and housing associations) and thousands more Private Rental Sector (PRS) landlords at a much higher level of financial risk. The current system of Local Housing Allowance (LHA) or [...]


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1/3 of UK Landlords Will Not Be Accepting LHA Tenants


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A new Government report has revealed a growing concern about UK landlords, as an increasing percentage are now refusing to accept applications from tenants claiming housing benefits. The situation regarding LHA tenants is set to get much worse, following the recent statements made by UK Prime Minister David Cameron and his party’s vision for further [...]


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Benefit Cap Defeated But Government Will Push Ahead


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The UK Coalition Government plans to cap benefits will still be fully implemented despite the parliamentary defeat in the House of Lords on Monday this week. A defeat that saw 26 Lib-Dem peers rebel against the Government’s wishes. Although, the Government have admitted that whilst disappointed by the result, they still intend to push through [...]


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Almost 90% Of Landlords Are Owed LHA Rent


Friday, January 20, 2012

UK landlords have little confidence in the current Housing Benefit system and the majority would try to avoid accepting tenants in receipt of benefits due to the extra hassle and headaches that dealing with local authorities and local government departments cause. Landlords claim that tenants who do not receive any form of welfare support are [...]


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Government Set For Lords Battle On Welfare Reforms


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The coalition Government face another battle over welfare reforms, this time in the House of Lords. The outcome will affect individuals and families in receipt of local housing allowance (LHA) or housing benefit, who are in private rented sector (PRS) properties. The Welfare Reform Bill, currently going through the House of Lords, is set to [...]


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A Million Reasons Not To Be Thankful


Friday, January 13, 2012

Up to a million families across the UK now face a bleak future as the cuts to housing benefit take effect. Homeless charities including Shelter, Crisis and even the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) have all been campaigning against the Governments welfare reforms where the new LHA caps restrict the maximum LHA payable to between £250 [...]


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Is It Really A Happy New Year For Benefit Tenants?


Friday, January 6, 2012

Researchers claim that the uk’s welfare reforms will make more than three quarters of a million homes unaffordable for tenants. The Government Welfare Reform payment caps came into force this week (1st January 2012) meaning that more than 810,000 private rented homes unaffordable for tenants claiming the housing allowance under the new “Universal Credit” system. [...]


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Is Your Rental Property Insurance Valid


Friday, December 2, 2011

All UK Private Rented Sector landlords need to ensure that their rental properties are correctly and adequately insured. Some Buy To Let and Landlord insurance policies may require intricate details regarding the property and its occupants including the tenants employment status or even the disclosure of criminal convictions. This disclosure requirement doesn’t just apply to [...]


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