Landlords reject direct payment plans

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Published by 24publishing for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Finance, Local Government, Universal Credit

Private landlords would be less likely to rent to benefit claimants if it is up to councils to decide whether housing benefit can be paid direct to the landlord after tenants reach eight weeks arrears. That was the result of a survey of 1,000 private landlords across the UK - who were quizzed on their views about Universal Credit - carried out by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) and the Scottish Association of Landlords.  At present when a tenant on housing benefits reaches...

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