Council pays rogue landlord £500,000 in housing benefit – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2019 in benefits, housing, local government, news by tracey

‘A repeatedly convicted landlord, ruled unfit to rent out property in a north London borough in 2015, has since received more than £500,000 in housing benefit payments from the same council that banned him. The discovery that a local authority is directly paying public money to a landlord its own officers describe as “rogue” is the latest example of the ineffective regulations designed to police the private rented sector’s worst offenders.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2019