Direct payment to landlord scheme has cut private rents, says Freud

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Published by 24publishing for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Local Government

A temporary scheme to enable private landlords to receive direct housing benefit payments in return for dropping rents has been a success, welfare reform minister Lord Freud has said.Ministers temporarily extended the discretion of local authorities to make direct payments to landlords last April when caps to the Local Housing Allowance  (LHA) came in ensuring rates wouldn't exceed £250 for a one bedroom property and £400 for a four bedroom property.In return, private landlords ...

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