• Housing Benefit paid to benefit recipients to assist with their rent will normally be expected to contribute a small amount called a top up.
  • This amount though small is very significant to those on benefit with the result that non payment is to some extent expected.
  • Evictions resulting from such non payment feature in the press.
  • Such attention emotively demonises honest landlords.
  • Such landlords deserve a medal for their efforts, without which homelessness would be significantly worse.

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Formerly a student living in a rented room my vision focused on excellence. Letting phenomenal student houses soon became more than a day job - more a way of life.

Continuing to look after our tenants I subsequently also founded what is widely recognised as a phenomenal student lettings agency.