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FOI 2967

Local Housing Allowance

Request

Have you paid local housing allowance direct to private landlords in the 2011-2012 financial year?

If so, to how many private landlords have you paid LHA direct and what are their names? 

Have the landlords agreed to reduce their rents in return for receiving LHA direct? If so by how much?

Response

Freedom of Information Act – Request for Information
I am in receipt of your request for information regarding the payment of Local Housing Allowance (LHA) to private landlords in the Brentwood area.
I can confirm that we have approximately 100 private landlords that have received LHA payments in respect of their tenants’ claims for Housing Benefit in the 2011 financial year to date.
The Data Protection Act prohibits me from disclosing names and any personal information.