Rent Negotiation Service for Benefit Tenants
By |Published On: 16th October 2012|

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Rent Negotiation Service for Benefit Tenants

By |Published On: 16th October 2012|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

A borough of London is to be offered a rent reduction negotiation service for their tenants who claim benefits and are living in private rented accommodation.

It is thought that Islington Council is to be one of the worst affected areas when new benefit restrictions come into effect in April 2013. This is due to high private sector rent increases and a growing number of lone parents.


The benefit caps will see maximum payments of £350 per week for single people with no children. Additionally, the most lone parents and couples with or without children can get is £500.[1] The council in Islington estimate over one thousand households in the borough will be affected.

Alongside offering negotiation on private rent prices, Islington Council is also proposing housing relocations for tenants. This could see tenants offered property either within or outside of the borough.




About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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