Landlords packed into a successful event set up to help them deal with tenants who have money problems
More than 160 landlords attended the seminar organised by Tendring Council to help landlords cope with the day-to-day running of their properties under the forthcoming Universal Credit system which is steadily being rolled out across the country.
It is predicted that more tenant residents are expected to find themselves in financial difficulty dealing with one payment to cover several benefits after the Government launches its new Universal Credit system in the district on the 13th of April.
Clacton’s Job Centre is slated to become one of the first in the country to start taking Universal Credit benefit claims. The Clacton centre will be one of 150 in the country due to start the new benefits scheme, which incorporates real-time individual’s status up-dates and merges six benefits into one.
Council benefits boss Paul Honeywood told the Clacton, Frinton & Walton Daily Gazette that the event had been a “fantastic opportunity” for landlords and letting agents.
“There are hundreds of households living in the district’s private rented sector, and events like this have major benefits for both tenants and landlords.”
“Initial feedback indicates that there is a need for this type of event and we hope we can meet that need in the future” he said.
Image Courtesy of: Clacton, Frinton & Walton Daily Gazette