£65 million does not fully reflect the scale of the problem

£65 million does not fully reflect the scale of the problem

9:27 AM, 25th October 2021, About a month ago 1

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Responding to new Government funding to tackle Covid rent debts, Chris Norris, Policy Director for the National Residential Landlords Association said:

“We welcome the announcement of this funding and urge local authorities to target it at those tenants most struggling with Covid rent debts.

“It is great news that those households worst hit by Covid related arrears may be able to access financial support. However, £65 million does not fully reflect the scale of the problem. NRLA analysis has put the figure of Covid rent debts at over £300 million.

“With warnings that rent debts could pose a risk to the economic recovery and the Government admitting that many landlords are highly vulnerable to arrears the Chancellor must go further.”

Government data suggests that seven per cent of private sector tenants in England were in arrears in April-May 2021.



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by Mick Roberts

11:14 AM, 25th October 2021, About a month ago

What they don't tell u is, normally the Council requires tenant to be given notice by the Landlord.
Tenant can't just go in & say I'm in arrears, help me.
So Landlord (me anyway) would have to pay someone to give notice in 2021 as I'm totally lost with all the allowable notices the Govt keep changing, as if u get it wrong, the Council Dept will just say in 2 months time, no Mick, u din't do this little tick just there.
So 2 months wasted.
Who then is paying for that notice? Is Landlord allowed to ask for the money cause of the banning of Tenant fees? As u can't let it go, cause u may then have to pay again in 6 months time & so on. Landlord only issued the notice cause of arrears & let tenant stop cause Council cleared arrears but he's down the professionals cost for the notice.

And the Council normally say We'll clear these arrears on condition u do a new tenancy, tying us both into all the latest rules & live there rent free forever regs.


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