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Private Rented Housing: Housing Benefit

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 4th March 2016.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what research his Department has conducted on the willingness of landlords to let properties to tenants in receipt of housing benefit; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

The English Housing Survey, funded by the Department, published its Headline Report 2014-15 in February 2016 which showed that 27% of privately rented households are in receipt of housing benefit.

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