Tag: Housing Benefits System

Are you having abandonment issues?

Lucy Regan, London Representative for the NLA advises landlords on the issue of tenant abandonment. Abandonment isn’t something that happens often in the private rented sector but when it does it can be distressing and confusing. But how do you know if your property has been abandoned and what are the steps you need to take? Things … Continue reading Are you having abandonment issues?

Will landlords evict benefit tenants?

London Representative Richard Blanco gives us his thoughts on the latest news regarding evicting tenants on housing benefit. The National Landlords Association (NLA) announced in December 2013 that half of landlords (52 per cent) say they will not consider letting to tenants on benefits according to its latest landlord survey. Three years ago 46 per … Continue reading Will landlords evict benefit tenants?

Breaking: LHA rates to be frozen from April 2012

We have just learned from the Department for Work and Pensions that LHA rates are to be frozen from April this year. Officials are saying that this is an "immediate change" to prepare for the pegging of LHA rates to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) measure of inflation in 2013. However, it is not something landlords knew … Continue reading Breaking: LHA rates to be frozen from April 2012

Marion talks money

As landlords, we do not have any responsibility for our tenants’ finances. However, if our tenants gets into financial difficulty they may struggle to pay the rent – which is very much our concern! In my years as a landlord I’ve learned what to look out for and am usually able to pick up the … Continue reading Marion talks money

Getting off to a good start!

Renting is becoming the preferred choice of tenure for more and more people. Even Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, having tied the knot in a spectacular ceremony at Westminster Abbey are now renting a cottage on Anglesey where William is serving 3 years as a Search and Rescue Helicopter Pilot at RAF Valley. … Continue reading Getting off to a good start!