18 September 2014
Councils will be able to protect private landlords who have tenants on housing benefit from the government's new regime for two years, it has been announced.
It means that councils will be able to make direct payments of local housing allowance (LHA) to landlords in exchange for them agreeing to lower their rents, for this period. After that, LHA will automatically be paid direct to the tenants.
But the British Property Federation lashed out at the arrangement, calling it worthy of 'Del Boy'.