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Housing benefit cuts to kick in as private rents soar

The new housing benefit caps for people in the private rented sector and the move to cut the number of properties people can choose from will have an immediate impact on families looking to find a new rented home.

There is also an important change to the levels of housing benefit that people in both the social and private sectors will receive if they have adult children at home.

From 1 April, tenants sharing their home with other adults will need to collect more money from them to contribute towards the rent, or make up the difference from their own money. This will be an incentive to tenants to encourage their children to leave home and could also lead to greater risks of rent arrears. Read More:

 

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