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The Lha (Housing Benefit) Reforms Caused Evictions

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Was talking to a friend who volunteers with CAB last night. They were telling me that when the LHA reforms came in some years ago, they had dealings with large numbers of people evicted as the worst types of landlords realised they could get more money if a bigger family was in their property. As we know, how much you could get in your area according to the number of people is there for all to see on the rent service website.

This went virtually unreported. Yet now the benefit reforms are causing all this outcry of "people will be made homeless".

This is all about VIs and a negative media.

I believe we need to keep fighting to remind brainwashed people that high housing costs keep people in the benefit trap and reduce quality of life in this country with no one benefiting other than private landlords. Which reminds me, must get a letter sent to my Labour MP asking his justification for fighting the reforms.

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Was talking to a friend who volunteers with CAB last night. They were telling me that when the LHA reforms came in some years ago, they had dealings with large numbers of people evicted as the worst types of landlords realised they could get more money if a bigger family was in their property. As we know, how much you could get in your area according to the number of people is there for all to see on the rent service website.

This went virtually unreported. Yet now the benefit reforms are causing all this outcry of "people will be made homeless".

This is all about VIs and a negative media.

I believe we need to keep fighting to remind brainwashed people that high housing costs keep people in the benefit trap and reduce quality of life in this country with no one benefiting other than private landlords. Which reminds me, must get a letter sent to my Labour MP asking his justification for fighting the reforms.

Private landlords are people too. They have families to support, and provide a vital service to the rest of the population.

I'll get me coat.

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So you think we should pay high rents because someone fancies living in a house bigger than they need?

We shouldn't.

I'd pay a higher rent to live in a bigger house. Up to a point ...

Oh, er, yes. Mine's the one folded to look like a Klein bottle.

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