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‘Universal Credit’ webinar with RLA on 28th May 2019

Following the Government role out of Universal Credit, which replaced many existing social security benefits (including housing), the challenges that both landlords and tenants have faced during the transition have been numerous.

Labour’s Plan to scrap permitted development rights

The right-to-buy your council home, if you were a sitting tenant, was a key Conservative policy introduced in the 1980 Housing Act by Margaret Thatcher. All of a sudden, people who had never had the option before could realistically think about owning their own home. But of course, just like today, people preferred some types of housing over others, such as a detached house over flat in a high-rise block. So, over time, as people bought the homes they once rented from their local councils, the authorities were left with a depleted housing stock of less than desirably properties. The once populist, profitable policy, has left a disastrous legacy affected today’s social housing market.

‘No DSS’ clauses in rental ads to be stamped out

Rightmove and Zoopla take move to stop housing benefit discrimination

By the end of this month, the two biggest property portals in Britain, Rightmove and Zoopla, will no longer allow ‘No DSS’ lettings listings i.e. those that state tenants who receive housing benefits cannot rent an advertised home.

The decision by the portals is part of a wider stance being taken to stamp out discrimination…

Providing Essential Services to British Landlords

Caridon Landlord Solutions (CLS) is a dedicated consultancy service specialising in Housing Benefit and Universal Credit advice for private landlords and housing associations. On the back of their recognition in SME News Magazine’s 2019 Business Elite programme, we spoke with Sherrelle Collman, Commercial Business Director for the firm, to find out more about their expertise in this important area of the property sector.

CLS reacts to Government announcement to end Section 21

Today (15th April 2019), the government has outlined plans to consult on new legislation to abolish Section 21 in a bid to end so called ‘no-fault’ evictions. Sherelle Collman, Managing Director of Caridon Landlord Solutions, which specialises in Universal Credit and Housing Benefit advice for private landlords, letting agencies and housing associations comments: