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    Housing officers in Swansea have said that council house rent arrears has increased due to the bedroom tax. rent_due.jpg

    The figure stood at £1,078,902 in 2013-14 — a surge of 27 per cent on the previous year. The total rent collected in 2013-14 was just over £52 million, reports the South Wales Evening Post.

    2,400 social housing tenants in Swansea were affected however hosuing officer manager Peter Williams has said, “It could have been far, far worse if we had not been proactive in working with tenants.”

    It has also been revealed that the authority needs to plough £332 million into its housing stock over the next five years — on top of the £49 million earmarked for the current year — to meet the mandatory Welsh Quality Housing 

    standard.”

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    July 10, 2015 by Laura Matthews Categories: Housing And Benefits

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