Asylum Seeker Rentals?

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    Asylum Seeker Rentals?

    Hi guys

    I am a landlord with some properties. I have been renting out to private people and the local council. However i have heard that renting out to asylum seekers brings in more rent as the government pay for it.

    Has anybody done this or know anything about it as i am considering renting to asylum seekers but want to know if i would actually benefit from it or not.


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    by ash72
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