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The couple have also cited another reason for taking this step, that of the frightening trend of housing benefits not rising in tandem with increasing rents,which naturally means that those on benefits will have to look for other means of fulfilling their rent obligations.
Judith Wilson added: " Say someone on benefits is getting £500 allowance for a property where the rent is £600. It is wrong to encourage people to live in those circumstances, because it will put them at risk of getting into debt.
"As a landlord it you are in a very responsible position. It could be the better thing to do for their sake is to ask them to look elsewhere for accommodation."
She finds it disturbing that more people are having to resort to pay-day loans and once caught in this "noose" it is very hard to escape.
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