The private-rented sector provides much needed housing for communities across the UK. There are over one million renters who currently are entitled to help with their housing costs. Ensuring that the system of housing benefit works efficiently and fairly is a key concern for landlords.

Recently the private-rented sector has enabled local authorities and the Government to really tackle homelessness and rough sleeping. The National Landlords Association is a key partner in helping local authorities to work more closely with local landlords to enable people to gain access and prepare for a private rented sector tenancy. We encourage local authorities to see landlords as local housing partners and develop a broad range of support services to help landlords provide sustainable housing.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published the 2014/15 LHA rates which will take effect from April this year. The table below lists each new rate by BRMA and eligibility.…
The Issue Council Tax Benefit as it exists today is being withdrawn from April 2013. In its place, local authorities will have local Council Tax Support Schemes. Each local authority has to create…
The NLA believes that the private-rented sector has a crucial role to play in tackling homelessness and work closely with homelessness organisations such as Shelter and Crisis. We welcome attempts by…
The NLA has taken a lead role in combating financial exclusion amongst tenants in the private-rented sector. We recognise the importance of support and advice for those facing financial difficulties…
Meeting the housing needs of people with disabilities can be challenging for landlords in the private and social sectors. However, the NLA believes that people with different housing needs…
Background Since its introduction in 2008, Local Housing Allowance (LHA) has had a massive effect on landlords letting accommodation to housing benefit tenants. Intended to help people on Housing…
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