Briefing: Rewarding Rogues?
By: Kate Webb Published: September 2012
Shelter acknowledges the frustration caused by the fact that a small minority of rogue landlords can exploit the housing benefit system, either by overcharging tenants for substandard accommodation or as part of a general pattern of criminal and negligent behaviour. But a blanket ban on the payment of housing benefit when a household rents a property in poor condition or from a rogue landlord is a high risk move which could backfire on low income households.
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