Landlord serves eviction notice to properties with tenants on benefits

Fergus and Judith Wilson, who own almost 1,000 rental properties around Ashford in Kent, have served eviction notices to every one of their tenants who are on benefits. They have told the agents letting the properties that they won't accept any new tenants on housing benefit either. The Wilsons identified eastern Europeans migrants as being preferable tenants over those on benefits because of rent default issues.

But why are they making the move? And what does this mean for people claiming benefits?%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%