Should landlords shun benefits tenants?

Claer Barrett

Should landlords shun benefits tenants?

There is mounting evidence that housing benefit tenants are being left out in the cold by private landlords. From next October, levels of local housing allowance (LHA) will drop across the country, and stringent caps will apply. Housing charity Shelter forecasts that 134,000 households will be evicted or forced to move when the cuts come in, as buy-to-let landlords are unwilling to negotiate cheaper rents.

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