Change afoot for homeless families on Universal Credit?

Paying housing costs through Universal Credit is causing problems for tenants, landlords and local councils alike, particularly in temporary accommodation. So we are pleased that the Government is planning to move this support back to locally-administered housing benefit.

Late last week we learnt that DWP Ministers are preparing to issue new guidance to ensure that families living in temporary accommodation, in areas where full Univeral Credit (UC) has been rolled out, will have their housing costs met by housing benefit … Read more

Some more renting good news!

In another step forwards in increasing rights for tenants the Government announced yesterday that it will use its powers to make Client Money Protect (CMP) mandatory for all letting and managing agents.

Yesterday we received some good news as the Government announced it would accept the recommendations of Baroness Hayter and Lord Palmer of Childs Hill’s review into Client Money Protection (CMP). This review called for the Government to use its powers in the Housing and Planning Act to make … Read more