In the most serious cases, landlords are facing repossession because rent money which they rely on for mortgage payments does not arrive.
LHA is now contributing to a shrinking of housing supply for benefit claimants, and more pressure is being placed on social housing. As always, this will affect the most vulnerable tenants and increase homelessness. With a forecast £2.6billion being spent on LHA during 2009-10, the NLA is calling for immediate action.
Richard Price, NLA Director of Operations, said: "Landlords up and down the country need to join forces and demonstrate to Government just how much this new system is not working. If something isn’t done then landlords who currently operate in this market will be leaving in their droves and it will be the most vulnerable tenants who will be left out in the cold."
To support the NLA campaign on LHA, landlords involved in the LHA rental market should go to www.landlords.org.uk/lhapostcard
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