Tenants on housing benefits are struggling to rent buy to let homes as landlords withdraw from the market.
The market is set to deteriorate further over the next three years as huge numbers of landlords say they will stop letting to tenants on benefits. Continue reading Landlords drop housing benefit tenants as cuts bite
LHA Top Tips for landlords. Article 5 in a series of 8
Be thorough, do it once and do it right.
- Offer to complete all paperwork with the tenant but always hand it in to the council yourself. Ensure that you give the tenant copies of all paperwork. When you deliver paperwork to the council always keep copies for yourself and always obtain a receipt. Lost paperwork will seriously delay the application and you will need to be clear where the responsibility lies if you have to go through a complaints procedure.
Continue reading The LHA Claim procedure for landlords
LHA Top Tips for landlords. Article 4 in a series of 8
The most important things are that you need everything in writing; you need to keep it clear and simple for the tenant and you must understand timings. Continue reading Forms and procedures for LHA Landlords