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I know you are a tenant on benefits looking for somewhere to live in London.
If your question isn't asking about improving the relationship between benefit tenant and landlord then perhaps you can explain why stopping austerity will have any effect on the relationship between landlords and non-benefit tenants? Why does this relationship need renewing?
As far as getting more people in to work - right now we have 25% plus of all workers just working part time (8 million plus workers) and with AI/Automation where would the extra jobs derive from when several University studies suggest automation could see 10 million jobs lost over next 10/15 years?
Also remember it was a Labour Govt in 2008 which introduced capped LHA which overnight for new claimants put half of all private rental off limits on price - so is a potential new Labour Govt likely to make LHA more generous?
Somewhat more likely via Lab Govt would be building more social housing - though that since 1977 has been allocated on needs-based criteria with single working age people at back of a long queue. Plus we cannot build as cheaply as we did back in 1940s/50s/60s when most existing social homes were built. For example a new build 2 bed HA flat in Surrey has rent £1000 pcm - still just within LHA rate but for true affordability it needs a tenant earning £35000 plus pa.
It would also take some decades before a large volume of social homes was built - it took 35 yrs post WW2 to build around 5 million.
DWP say 77% of the 4.7 million HB/LHA claimants are in workless households - so there is an argument for simply relocating such households to the cheapest locations - given that for the top rate of LHA in central London for 12 months you can buy outright a house in some parts of the UK. In practice the combo of LHA/OBC is already enacting that in a way as low income households are forced to relocate to places where the LHA shortfall is less than in London/SE - thus availing more disposable income.
The harsh reality is that while there are working tenants with good credit history - thus allowing Landlords to obtain RGI (Rent G'tee Ins) - for a any given rental on the market - benefit tenants will be at back of queue - unless they have a home owning Guarantor to offer.
Plus where LHA is paid direct there remains the risk of LHA clawback from Landlord if there proves to be an issue with Tenant's claim.
The inherent risk of relocation within PRS is that whilst you have had the benefit of a 10 year rental in Devon - you could be limited to 6 to 12 months elsewhere - most likely an initial 6 month AST - though you would never be privy to the long term plans of an individual Landlord who could choose to sell up.
What exactly are the issues with your Devon rental? What did you think of the Brighton flat I linked you to??
I assume it is self contained and replicating that anywhere in London/SE would be challenging due to LHA shortfall.
Fair comment Darius and, of course, LandyLordy is spot-on as usual.
From what you've written, you seem like a reasonable and decent-enough person so I hope you find a happier place.