Many Landlords make a conscious decision to let to people on Housing benefits. Whilst the Local Housing Allowance can be attractive the fact remains the changes in the way benefits are calculate from April 2011, are negative for landlords. Further more the introduction of Universal Credit in Oct 2013 will change the way Tenants eligibility for Benefits including LHA allowance is calculated and paid.
A City Wide Licensing Scheme for Landlords
Immigration Act revised 2016 should a landlord or letting agent fail to ensure ALL tenants/occupiers have a righto reside for the duration of the tenancy then they may be fined £3000 for each breach. The Secretary of State may instruct the landlord to remove such persons without the need of a court order by way of reasonable force
Labour market enforcement - restriction on illegal migrants to work. A labour market enforcement undertaking (an “LME undertaking”) is an undertaking by the person giving it (the “subject”) to comply with any prohibitions, restrictions and requirements set out in the undertaking