The rules and processes around Local Housing Allowance are complicated, variable (depending on the local authority) and constantly changing. Here we look at exactly what LHA is, who is eligible for it, how it is changing and most importantly what it actually means for a landlord to have a tenant in receipt of it.
Articles on Social Property Investment by Amy Varle
Most property investors are acutely aware of the housing crisis which Britain facing and many, working in private property, are exploring new ways of providing accommodation for those who are most in need. Today, we look at what social value is and how it can be created within social and affordable property projects.
The effects of the Homelessness Reduction Bill are going to hit in 2018, so property investors and professional landlords need to be ready if they want to take full advantage of the changes that are coming to the social property market and provide the housing stock that is going to be so desperately needed.
What exactly does Universal Credit mean for landlords with social tenants? On the one hand, Universal Credit encourages claimants to be more responsible with their money but, on the other, it offers them the opportunity to spend that money on things other than their bills. As a landlord, you have a responsibility to support your […]
If you are thinking of investing in a multi-let, social property then it’s of paramount importance to know how to go about selecting the right social tenant. With this tenant profile, the normal rules of credit checks and references might not apply and risk assessments are more important here than with a standard AST.
The success of any property investment lies in the investor’s ability to determine the best place to invest. Social property is no different, although, given the desperate need for affordable housing in the UK, areas, where there is a demand for social property, are not hard to find. But, demand isn’t everything. What’s most important, […]