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Council urges ban on housing benefit payments to rogue landlords

 

shawn
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A London council that banned a rogue landlord and then directly paid him more than £500,000 in housing benefit has called on central government to legislate to prevent local authorities from making similar payments in the future.

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2019/jan/21/council-ban-housing-benefit-rogue-landlords-brent-bernard-mcgowan

     
ClairemHodgson
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whilst i can see their point, two thoughts

1. doesn’t help the tenants who, presumably, don’t want to go into rent arrears
2. surely in such a situation the council could have discussed with the claimant as to best way to deal with the situation - the claimant, presumably, having a clue that their landlord is a bad one