Tuesday, 21 June 2016

'LHA Cap': Landlords Toughen Criteria For Under 35s

From 1 April 2018, social tenants who are under 35 and childless will only be eligible for housing benefit at the ‘shared accommodation’ rate, based on the cost of renting a room in a shared house or flat locally. Of 47 large housing associations surveyed, 60% said they plan to change their allocations policy for under 35s in the future as a result of the cap, while 13% reported they have already done so. Only 11% of respondents said they plan to make no changes. The cut will affect any tenancies signed from 1 April this year. Read more on Inside Housing.

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