May 3, 2012 Leave a comment
By Lindsay Blair
The housing minister has called plans to move London tenants to other parts of the country because of a lack of affordable housing “outrageous”. The government has defended its housing benefit cap despite the recently emerged fact that London’s Newham council was looking to house tenants more than 160 miles away. But at the heart of this sensitive issue is the question about what the housing benefit changes will affect landlords and their tenants.
While Westminster has been accused of making it even more difficult for tenants to find affordable housing, landlords are voicing their concerns that the cutback of the benefit will leave them out of pocket and struggling to afford costs as well as see much rental yield. Read more of this post