Monday, 23 January 2012
Tenants urged not to bury their heads in the sand
Housing benefit caps which where enforced on new tenancies in April last year, are now imposed on all existing tenancies throughout the UK.
The benefit caps will shortchange rents approximately £600 per year for the average rented property, except in London, where the shortfall is drastically higher.
Miles Turner, director of eviction specialists, Turner & Howard, is urging tenants to contact their landlords if the benefit caps will result in arrears.
“If tenants have not already done so, they need to contact their landlords immediately if they cannot afford the rent due to housing benefit caps. We are urging tenants and landlords to negotiate rents."
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