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Money manager tool for Universal Credit claimants - 30 March 2017

  An online budgeting tool for people who claim Universal Credit has been launched by the Department for Work and Pensions. Universal Credit bundles all benefits - including housing - into a single payment, giving claimants greater freedom to control their own finances. However the new system has caused headaches for landlords, with 25% of those renting to UC claimants saying their tenants have ... more

The Housing and Planning Act Starts to Bite - 30 March 2017

On 6 April provisions of the Housing and Planning Act that directly affect landlords will start to come into force under a recent commencement order, click here.  These only apply in England as most of the Act has no application in Wales. The two key areas which will come into effect in April are: the widening of Rent Repayment Orders ... more

New Rugg Review welcomed - 29 March 2017

The RLA is welcoming the new Rugg Review into the state of the PRS announced today by the Nationwide Foundation. Since the last review was released in 2008 the private rented sector has changed almost beyond recognition, with more and more people living in rented homes. The foundation, an independent charity, is now funding the University of York to conduct an up-to-date ... more

Letter to minister calls for clarity on immigration plans - 29 March 2017

Last week it was reported that the government is planning ‘further sanctions’ for landlords who knowingly let to tenants without permission to live and work in the UK – with the new plans to be revealed in a White Paper this summer. Landlords already face up to five years in prison and unlimited fines for breaching right to rent rules. The ... more

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