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Can you afford to take these tenants ?

08 August, 20130 Comments
Local people who need housing in North Somerset will find the process becomes easier from next month when changes to the HomeChoice policy come into force. More than 7,000 households are currently waiting for social housing but many of these have no connection to North Somerset – but from September, those people without a local
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Landlords denied Universal Credit Pilot results…

02 November, 20120 Comments
  The Department for Work and Pensions has been criticised after revealing it will not tell landlords how well its universal credit pilots are working until next year. Six pilot projects are currently running across the country to test the direct payment of benefit to tenants instead of to landlords. The projects, which run until
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Confirmed: Universal Credit ends direct payment of housing benefit to landlords.

23 June, 201211 Comments
Details of the Government’s new procedures for the payment of Universal Credit were released on Friday 22nd June,  here and here, which confirm that the landlord’s right to insist on direct rent payments if a tenant is in arrears will be abolished. When the Universal Credit system goes live, in October 2013, payments will be
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