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UK Tenant Evictions Increase Again


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tenant Evictions Have Now Reached A Record High According to new Ministry of Justice data released last week, tenant evictions have now reached a record high with 11,307 tenants evicted from rental properties in the first quarter of this year. However, the majority of tenants evicted are reported to be proportionally higher for the social [...]


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More PRS Landlords Want Eviction Of Tenants On Benefits


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Benefit Blackspots Created By Eviction Of Benefit Tenants Eviction of tenants claiming housing benefit or Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is the latest symptom of a worrying trend that could see unemployed and low-paid tenants excluded from many areas of the UK, says homeless charity, Shelter The UK is beginning to witness benefit blackspots as tenants claiming [...]


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Evictions Soar As Property Owners Struggle With Payments


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Millions of property owners and tenants renting property in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) are resorting to extreme measures including high interest pay day loans to avoid eviction as well as trying to make ends meet after falling behind on monthly housing payments. According to a new report by homelessness charity Shelter, nearly 8 million [...]


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Rent Guarantee Is The Way Forward


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

  Rents Rise But Arrears Fall Regardless of all the media reports about PRS rents rising for the seventh consecutive month, it also appears that the level of late or unpaid rent has fallen to the lowest level since January, equating to 8.1% of all rent across England and Wales in October 2012. A survey by [...]


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Tenant Evictions Up 12%


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Massive rise in tenant eviction orders as landlords are forced to get tough causing outcry from homelessness charity Crisis. Over the last three years there has been a 70% rise in court orders for the eviction of tenants in the UK Private Rented Sector (PRS). Homeless charity Crisis set about analysing figures released by the [...]


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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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Homeless Charity Calls For Rogue Landlord Summit


Friday, February 10, 2012

The UK homeless charity Shelter and the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) have clashed over the issue of bad landlords. Both organisations have been using very strong words over the last few days, whilst calling for more action by the UK government to stamp out bad landlords. Shelter is calling on the UK coalition Government to hold [...]


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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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