There has been some local, regional and national media coverage (including two pieces on Channel 4 News) this week regarding a private landlord terminating the tenancies of those people who are in receipt of benefits.
Ashford Borough Council has moved quickly to reassure anyone who may be affected by asking them to arrange to talk to their housing options team as soon as possible, as there are many ways in which we can help.
The early intervention of the council’s housing options team can enable a tenant to stay in their private rented property if they are threatened with eviction. The council can work with those tenants to seek an alternative, viable option for them and their family, possibly without them having to go into bed and breakfast accommodation.
If you have any concerns or need help please get in touch with me directly and I will make sure you get help from the right person in Ashford Borough Council.