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Landlord forum to address changes in housing benefit legislation

by awitherick on 12 March, 2011

Local Lib Dem run St Albans City & District Council is hosting a forum on the 23 March for Private Landlords.
Cllr Allan Siao Ming Witherick, said: “The Coalition Government has introduced new legislation that will result in significant changes to the amount of housing benefit that can be paid to people on a low income who are renting private sector accommodation. This forum will help bring landlords up to date with the changes and give them an opportunity to ask questions about how they will be affected by the changes.”
The Landlord Forum is being organised by St Albans City and District Council, which is responsible for administering housing benefit and providing residents with advice and information on the private rented sector. The forum is taking place in Committee Room 1 at the Council’s offices at the Civic Centre in St Peter’s Street, St Albans from 7-9pm.
Speakers from the National Landlords Association and the Council will be explaining the Government’s changes to local housing allowances which are used to calculate the amount received by people who are claiming housing benefit to help pay for their private rented accommodation.
The forum will also provide an update on the Council’s Rent Deposit Guarantee Scheme, which aims to help those in need of housing obtain a tenancy in the private sector.
Landlords can reserve a place at the event by emailing [email protected] or by calling 01727 819382. They can also raise any other topics or issues they would like to be covered on the evening.
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