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Zoopla to refuse “No DSS” ads

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Housing Benefit: Leading UK property website Zoopla is to refuse to take advertisements for lettings...

More Reform to Universal Credit

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Housing Benefit: More reform to Universal Credit is needed says RLA. Responding...

Housing benefit tenants, discrimination and the risks?

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No DSS: There is now a question mark over whether it is lawful to reject tenants who are on welfare (housing benefit – HB, or...

Banks blasted for laying down restrictions on benefit tenants

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Mortgage Lending: MPs have criticised banks for imposing restrictions on buy-to-let mortgage lending, which ultimately discriminates against tenants on benefits it is said. Some landlords...

60 per cent of landlords refuse housing benefit tenants

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Housing Benefit: A recent study by housing charity Shelter and the National Housing Federation claims that 60 per cent of landlords are discriminating against those...

Lift Housing Allowance Freeze call…

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Housing Benefit: Commenting on calls by the Chartered Institute for Housing (CIH) for the Government to lift the Local Housing Allowance freeze for private rented...

Shelter to challenge “No DSS” ban

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Housing Benefit Tenants: Following a covert sampling exercise carried out jointly by Shelter and the National Housing Federation (NHF), the organisations are claiming that tenants...

Landlords and Agents advertising “No DSS” could be discriminating

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Housing Benefit: A letting agent who rejected a tenant applicant because she was on welfare benefits has paid an out of court settlement compensation claim...

Rogue Landlords Make A Killing from Benefit Tenants, or do they?

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Housing Benefit: David Lawrenson writes in his LettingFocus.com blog about rogue landlords and how they no longer target the “rent capped” housing benefit tenants, but...

Private landlords “help fill social sector gaps” says RLA

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Housing Benefit: National Housing Federation (NHF) Chief Executive, David Orr, claims that Tory cuts to affordable homes are responsible for the UK housing crisis, but...