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Councils to pay LHA direct to landlords

The Department for Work and Pensions had announced previously that councils would be given ‘discretion’ to make direct payments of local housing allowance to landlords if they set their rents at more affordable levels. This week it emerged that the protection would last for two years from today.

Changes that will see LHA capped at £400 a week for new tenants are among a raft reforms introduced by the coalition government that come into effect from today. Read More:

 

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