RLA claims government discriminates against private rented sector
The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has accused the Government of discriminating against private landlords in relation to the roll out of Universal Credit. This follows the establishment of a helpline for social landlords with tenants on Universal Credit facing difficulties with their housing costs. Private landlords are excluded from using the service. With 26% of tenants in private rented housing in receipt of housing benefits the RLA claims that if the government does not provide the necessary support to private landlords then many may consider if renting to benefit claimants is worth the risk.
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