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  • LHA/Universal Credit

    Council will not house LHA tenants in the SE

    A fellow commentator published this link today

    I want to thank Him/Her  for the info

    I did not realise that from tomorrow Housing  Ass and Council Landlords will not be taking LHA Tenants

    this is because of the benefits cap

    The south will be hit very hard with this the implications for homeless Tenants is huge

    I know there will be families who see benefits as a life style choice but I cant help thinking the safety net has now huge holes in it

    I am astounded that this situation has not been publicised

    I am any thing but left wing but even I was shocked when I read this report

    https://speye.wordpress.com/2017/01/22/r...-jan-2017/

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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

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    Hi DL,

    Property Tribes has been warning about this for several months!

    Benefit Cap - limits and tenant notification (June 2016) - this even features the table in the above blog of the tenant types that will no longer be feasible to house.

    Overall benefit cap  (November 2016)

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    I don't think I fully understood the implications to be honest

    Being in the North the Benefits  cap will have limited effect

    But I never thought in a month of Sundays councils would turn there backs on the homeless as  they will In London

    where is this going to end

    we all need a safety net none of us are out of this life and one day due

     to misfortune we could end up homeless

    I know I will not take UC because of the system but when councils stop what happens to the homeless

    with s24 and this we are going to see a lot of homeless in the SE

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    I am most curious about who is going to end up living in this "social" housing when the OBC folks are turfed out

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    working tenants ????? I would imagine who will claim a discount under right to buy further down the road


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    That is what I am thinking just now

    Let's see

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    The benefit cap reducing will affect EVERY region in the UK.  Even the DWP admit in their figures (see impact assessment Sep 2016) that London which has now 44% of all benefit capped households will fall to 20%.  The CIH (Chartered Institute of Housing) research says London will only have 15% of all affected.

    So the notion which had some credibility before the benefit cap cut that it was a London and/or high private rent issue only is now a myth

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    I found your report an eye opener

    and I think you are right

    The problem is most will not realise the issue until it hits them

    from what I can see the Larger your family and the higher your rent you will find an impact

    I know we have lay abouts and lazy who are on benefits

    But we all need a safety net and this puts large holes in the net and that is not the country I wish to live in

    Retrospective Policy is wrong I think all Landlords realise the effect this can have

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    Some comments from the author of that blog, via twitter:




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    Assume red portion of chart means tenants who cannot afford the rent?

    I think I've mentioned before that I've only ever had one HB tenant.

    That was a nightmare, and from what I've read UC is even worse from a LL perspective.

    I've no idea where this is going, but do feel really sorry for the poor souls who will undoubtedly suffer as a result.

    This country gets more divided between the haves and the haves not's every day.

    And, contrary to the media, it's not all our fault.

    Despite all her rhetoric, Theresa May doesn't give a stuff about the poor.

    She's being touted as the new Margaret Thatcher.

    Heaven help us all.

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    We are moving back to a time before 1914 where the rich were very rich and the poor very poor

    I cant believe where the UK is going

    I am anything but left wing but I draw the line at this sort of thing


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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

    All comments are for casual information purposes only. If you wish to rely on any advice I have given please ensure you obtain independent specialist advice from a third party. No liability is accepted for comments made.