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LATEST: Government’s annual housing benefit bill rises to £30 billion

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The government is expecting to spend and eye-watering £30 billion on housing benefit for tenants this year, DWP minister Will Quince has...

WARNING! Benefits expert reveals £19,000 risk of not archiving emails

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The UK’s leading housing benefits consultant has warned landlords to keep copies of any correspondence with the DWP and local authorities for...

BREAKING: Half of all families living within the PRS are in...

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Latest government figures show that half of all the families who live within the private rented sector now receive support from the...

The Property Ombudsman reminds landlords about “No DSS” ads…

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Housing Benefit: The Property Ombudsman (TPO) has put out a reminder to its member agents, and this would include landlords, of...

New Housing Benefit (UC) Guide for landlords…

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Universal Credit: The government has issued a new comprehensive guide to Universal Credit (UC) as it applies to rented housing,...

Charity pleads with Government to increase housing allowance

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Housing Benefit: The housing charity Crisis is calling on the government to increase Local Housing Allowance (LHA) levels...

End to the benefit freeze announced

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Housing Benefit: The Government has announced that the freeze on housing benefits, in place since 2015, will end next...

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...