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Give benefit tenants a choice

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

RESPONDING to comments by the Prime Minister today, 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 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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About the author

Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker

Victoria is the Communications Officer for the RLA.

She is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and media review, and creating social media content. She also contributes to our members magazine, Residential Property Investor.

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