Benefit Cap – landlords need to raise awareness of the immoral government!

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16:47 PM, 17th November 2016
About 2 years ago

Benefit Cap – landlords need to raise awareness of the immoral government!

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Benefit Cap – landlords need to raise awareness of the immoral government!

From 07.11.16 the government has imposed the Benefit Cap which sees family housing benefit cut in one real example from around £150pw to 50pence pw effectively leaving me very little choice but to serve a notice to quit/end the tenancy of this single mother and 5 young children.benefit cap

She will end up going homeless and cost over £200pw for homeless accommodation.

This will put her family and me in a lot of distress, financial hardship to mention the least.

Then the government, mass media and TV programmes will report on another statistic that a private landlord has evicted another family and made them homeless while they are masking the truth on why there are all those evictions. All of which are the direct result of what the government and councils are doing.

I think all the landlords need to expose this truth to the country through the media and any way possible. As we are getting the blame for all those homelessness and eviction while the government is behind all this engineering this situation.

Any feedback on a way forward with this is appreciated.

Alan



Comments

Jon Pipllman

17:41 PM, 17th November 2016
About 2 years ago

This is going to happen to a lot of tenants unfortunately.

Government seems to think it is a price worth paying for whatever ends it is aiming for (increasing home ownership I presume, via a very convoluted route)

It will be horrible for those tenants affected and expensive, in the short term, for taxpayers

Mick Roberts

6:58 AM, 18th November 2016
About 2 years ago

I've had approx. 15 tenants affected by this latest Benefit cap.
I had a few affected by the last one a few years ago.

This latest one is horrendous though, a lot of families going to be affected.

I've heard on the Grapevine, that Nottingham Homeless places are about full up, which soon leaves the expensive Bread & Breakfast costing the authorities millions.

The Media don't publicise it enough.
And then we get the workers saying 'Well they shouldn't bet getting that much benefits for no work', when they don't know the full story.

If they won't listen to us Landlords, I think the feedback from the Homeless Councils may eventually get through.

Robert Mellors

8:46 AM, 18th November 2016
About 2 years ago

It is not just affecting those who are too lazy to work, or don't have the skills, 6 out of every 7 tenants affected by this cut will be on disability benefits which are awarded because they cannot work (ESA), or have children under school age (so are allowed to stay at home to look after them), or for other reasons, and only 1 in 7 affected households will be on Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) where they are expected to be actively seeking employment.

Luke P

14:02 PM, 18th November 2016
About 2 years ago

After receiving my latest HB schedules (which happens to be my largest payment to date -£30k! And just for four miserable weeks...what is the country coming to?) I wanted to see which of my tenants would need to have words with about how they intend to make up any shortfall. I spoke to my LA this week and get this...they are currently too far behind with their workload, they are going to continue paying at the old rate for the time being. I asked if this would then be clawed back at a later date and they assured me as it is their fault, they would not.

I won't hold my breath.

Mick Roberts

15:17 PM, 18th November 2016
About 2 years ago

Yes, the info I'm getting is that different authorities are bringing in at different dates.
And those that was already on the old benefit cap, are getting the new reduced cap 7 & 14 Nov, & the new tenants affected will be 2 Jan.
Not even the Councils are being told properly by DWP.

Robert Mellors

15:32 PM, 18th November 2016
About 2 years ago

I believe that these are the new Housing Benefit entitlements (outside of London):

The lone parent with 3 children will get £91.96 in HB (£62.91 if on ESA)
The couple with 3 children will get £50.21 in HB (£21.16 if on ESA)
The lone parent with 4 children will get £24.95 pw in HB (£0.50 if on ESA)
The couple with 4 children will get £0.50 per week in HB as will larger households

As other benefits (JSA, ESA, IS, CTC, etc) is the same regardless of location, these will be the figures for all affected households with these household compositions, regardless of where they live in England (except London).

In the Sheffield area this is coming in from the first week of January I believe.

Mick Roberts

16:59 PM, 18th November 2016
About 2 years ago

Very good Rob, yes I worked out roughly my tenants with 3 kids gonna' get approx. £92pw HB.
But you've gone onto detail on the others. I'm gonna' save your workings out.


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