Local Housing Allowance and More Changes to Policy

David Lawrenson of www.LettingFocus.com explains the “work arounds” and the sleights of hand involved in the latest changes in Local Housing Allowance funding. The government has just voted to cap rises in several benefits, including local housing allowance (LHA) base rates, at the lower of 1% or the 30th percentile of local rents – which means that in practice, in […]

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Strategy for Housing and the Private Rented Sector Govt Paper is a Bit of a Let Down

So how is the Private Rented Sector (PRS) affected by the Government’s recently published new Strategy for Housing? Well, first of all, there will be an independent review of barriers to investment in the PRS. Doubtless this will be looking closely at new build to let models, where homes are built specifically for the private rental market, with funding coming […]

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