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Labour has called for the Local Housing Allowance to be calculated on a local as opposed to national basis. Read more about Labour calls for LHA reform
Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is already a bit of a mess, with many landlords choosing to shy away from this sector of the rental market (see 2 reasons why landlords say "no" to housing benefit tenants). Now, with the Government's budget cuts, even more landlords will be turning away housing benefit tenants. Read more about Should landlords lower rents to fund housing benefit cuts?
Because there are more tenants around than properties available to rent, landlords and letting agents are quite rightly, selecting the tenants in the best position. And given the choice, landlords would rather rent their properties to people in employment than people claiming housing benefit. Here, we discuss the reasons why. Read more about The 2 reasons why landlords say "no" to housing benefit tenants
Why do most letting agents turn down potential tenants who are in receipt of Local Housing Allowance (LHA) Ultimately, the decision on whether to accept a tenant in receipt of LHA is down to the landlord, not the agent. Read more about Benefit tenants could pay landlords direct (again)!
Phillip James Letting Agents in Worthing has long claimed that Local Housing Allowance is not currently benefiting tenants (specifically because most tenants can no longer opt for their allowance to be paid direct to landlords). In their report 'For Whose Benefit', housing charity Shelter agrees with us, saying that systematic flaws in the way Local Housing Allowance is administered has led to many tenants falling behind with their rent payments and facing the loss of their homes. Read more about Housing charity agrees with Worthing Letting Agents - LHA is failing tenants
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