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FOI 8619

RFI Housing Benefit

Request

As of 31 March 2014:

1. How many recipients of Housing Benefit are there within your local authority area?

2. How many recipients of Housing Benefit are living in properties owned by private landlords within your local authority area?

3. How many private landlords have tenants in receipt of Housing Benefit within your local authority area?

4. How many private landlords have more than one dwelling with tenants in receipt of Housing Benefit within your local authority area?

5. What was the total Housing Benefit amount paid to tenants in the private rented sector within your local authority area in the last financial year?

6. Can you provide a list of private landlords whose tenants receive Housing Benefit stating a) the number of properties they own with tenants in receipt of Housing Benefit and b) the total income the landlord receives from Housing Benefit

Response

As of 31 March 2014:

1. How many recipients of Housing Benefit are there within your local authority area? Approx 3184

2. How many recipients of Housing Benefit are living in properties owned by private landlords within your local authority area? Approx 1630

3. How many private landlords have tenants in receipt of Housing Benefit within your local authority area? Approx 200

4. How many private landlords have more than one dwelling with tenants in receipt of Housing Benefit within your local authority area? Approx 37

5. What was the total Housing Benefit amount paid to tenants in the private rented sector within your local authority area in the last financial year? £9,916,100

6. Can you provide a list of private landlords whose tenants receive Housing Benefit stating a) the number of properties they own with tenants in receipt of Housing Benefit and b) the total income the landlord receives from Housing Benefit I am unable to provide this information.