Direct payment projects warn of creeping arrears

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

The creeping of arrears in the Government’s direct payment demonstration projects is further evidence landlords will need to provide a range of payment options for tenants and systems that can quickly recover outstanding rent, writes allpay's Nick Peplow.The findings from the first four months of the direct payment demonstration projects will be unsurprising to most - 8% of rent uncollected, a creeping of underpayments and a lack of understanding about financial products. However, any learning ...

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