Tag Archives: rent

Citizens Advice blame 40% rise in rent arrears rise on Universal Credit

A new report released by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has blamed the UK government’s welfare reforms for a rise in clients seeking help for rent arrears on. The report comes the day after the government whipped their MPs to block the release of papers showing how Universal Credit will impact families. The report starts by saying that in Scotland, the

Advertisements
Read more

Devon property manager told to stop renting to benefit claimants following Universal Credit roll-out.

Benefit claimants evicted

The owner of a property management company in Devon has had to evict three tenants after the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) failed to make payments for claimants rent as part of Universal Credit. He has also been instructed by landlords not to rent to all benefit claimants so as not to cause a repeat of the issues that have already occurred. No longer accepting benefit

Read more