A recent NLA survey predicts over three quarters of landlords could decide to exit the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) market.
77 percent of landlords with LHA tenants are thinking of moving out of the LHA sector due to benefit caps based on property sizes.
NLA Chairman David Salsbury, , commented:
shortage of housing across the UK is putting even greater pressure on
the private-rented sector. Capping housing benefit payments at this time
will only lead to more people struggling to pay their rent.
Government must monitor the impact of the roll out of LHA caps. It is
essential that tenants are not left at risk and that landlords can
continue to provide this accommodation for the more vulnerable in
“The number of people claiming benefits continues to
rise, and these caps could result in fewer affordable rental properties
for benefit claimants.”
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