Tagged: housing benefits

RLA claims government discriminates against private rented sector

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...




Shelter ‘playing to people’s fears’

Shelter ‘playing to people’s fears’

The Residential Landlords Association has recently accused Shelter of ‘playing to people’s fears’  and warned that public policy must not be based on the opinions of problems which could be distorted. Rather than playing to...




Majority of UK landlords reject tenants on benefits, new research shows

Majority of UK landlords reject tenants on benefits, new research shows

New research shows that just 18% of landlords in the UK are  happy to let to tenants whose rent is paid by local authorities. The study, conducted by the Online Letting Agents, also reveals that...




PRS campaigners release renter’s manifesto

PRS campaigners release renter’s manifesto

Generation Rent has released a renter’s manifesto – and is now asking for people’s views and additional proposals as well as suggestions for other solutions.




Private landlords in the minority when it comes to repossession of property

Private landlords in the minority when it comes to repossession of property

Official figures from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) showed that between January and March landlords in England and Wales went to court to make 47,220 claims to repossess property – the equivalent of 525...




Is the UK paying the price for selling off council properties in the 1980s?

Is the UK paying the price for selling off council properties in the 1980s?

Those who remember the 1980s and Margaret Thatcher will be well aware that the trend towards selling off council properties to their tenants took off. We saw thousands upon thousands of properties acquired by...




April’s Round Up of the Private Rented Sector

April’s Round Up of the Private Rented Sector

This month seen more announcements of high profile entrepreneurs venturing into the online property market, leading to speculation that 2014 is the year the sector is transformed with the future of the industry not on...