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Thirty-seven per cent of landlords waiting on rent

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  • Thirty-seven per cent of landlords waiting on rent

    New research from the National Landlords’ Association (NLA) indicates that 37% of landlords currently have tenants in arrears with their rent.A recent NLA survey also revealed that 44% of landlords have experienced rental arrears in the past six months and the body suggests the figures explain, in part, a significant rise in repossessions and mortgage [...]

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    NLA chairman, David Salusbury, comments: “Paying the rent has to be right at the top of tenants’ priorities as even one month’s arrears, in this climate, could be the straw which breaks the camel’s back. The mortgage has to be paid and the vast majority of landlords do everything in their power to make sure this happens.”

    Surely the fact that so many more rental properties came flooding into the market it puts landlords in a weaker position not a stronger as they will struggle to fill the properties easily. Although it is understandable that they will not want to tolerate arrears it is surely a tenants market and having one months arrears is better than having a empty property?
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      This story doesn't surprise me, I know some Landlords who are having trouble chasing rent.


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        Re: Thirty-seven per cent of landlords waiting on rent

        So why are so many landlords against accepting housing benefit , isnt the rent guaranteed ? Am I classed as undesirable because I'm in receipt of benefits