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Give benefit tenants a choice

RESPONDING to comments by the Prime Minister, that the Government is looking at ways to address the problems faced by benefit claimants accessing private rented housing, Chris Town, Vice Chair of the Residential Landlords Association yesterday said:

“With ever growing numbers of benefit claimants now reliant on the private rented sector for a place to live we need to do much more to give tenants and landlords greater confidence in the benefits system.

“This means a package of measures that should include giving all tenants the right to decide what is best for them by enabling them to choose to have the housing element of Universal Credit paid directly to their landlord as well as working with bank lenders to address the problem of mortgage terms that prevent landlords renting to benefit claimants.” 


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