Bad Tenants Database

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21:15 PM, 26th February 2019
About 8 months ago

Bad Tenants Database

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Bad Tenants Database

I’m only aware of one bad tenants database and I would like to know whether there are any others?

landlordreferencing.co.uk is the bad tenants database I have used in the past, but bad tenants names rarely appear when it is searched. I don’t think enough people know about it, my agents certainly didn’t.

The reason I ask is that I am fuming right now, and I would like to tip off other landlords who are might be unfortunate enough to come across the scumbags who have completely wrecked one of my properties.

Thankfully, they have served me notice that they intend to move out next moth. Apparently their marriage has broken down.

One year ago I refurbished the property; brand new kitchen, oven, flooring, bathroom, decorated, patio laid and gardens tided up etc. I even had a positive input ventilation system fitted.

When they served notice my agents went around to take pictures with a view to re-marketing the property. The sate it is in is unbelievable. Apparently, they “couldn’t afford to put the heating on”. There is black mould everywhere, even on the UPVC doors and windows, so it is obvious they have never cleaned them. The carpets are ruined, the window sills are blown due to condensation from the windows having never been cleaned. Grout and silicone in the bathroom is black and the state of the toilets looks like they haven’t been flushed, let alone cleaned for 12 months. In regards to the carpets, my agents said she wanted to wipe her feet when she left the property. You can but imagine what the state of the gardens are in. Clearly they have never come across the concept of cutting the grass or scrubbing the patio. Oh, by the way, there is a hole in the back of one of the new kitchen units and mould growing in  the others. If Shelter ever wanted pictures of a run down house, this would be ideal for them. Naturally they would blame the landlord of course!

I know my tenants don’t have much money but I am going to make a claim via MCOL for the damage they have caused anyway. If I can get a CCJ against them, hopefully the tenant referencing companies used by other landlords and agents will at least pick up on that.

My question is this; apart from the Landlord Referencing website, which seems like a great idea but seldom used, are there any other bad tenant databases I can put these tenants details on to warn other landlords?

Before anybody asks, yes professional referencing was done and both Rent Guarantee Insurance and Legal Fees Protection was purchased. Neither help me in this situation though. They have always paid the rent, the problem is they they obviously like like hermit slobs!



Comments

AJ

7:41 AM, 27th February 2019
About 8 months ago

I logged my bad tenant on this site, in the hope it helps out someone else

Mark Alexander

7:57 AM, 27th February 2019
About 8 months ago

Reply to the comment left by AJ at 27/02/2019 - 07:41
When you say "this site", presumably you mean LandlordReferencing.co.uk ?

Chris Daniel

8:23 AM, 27th February 2019
About 8 months ago

Did you see the tenants reference Before the tenancy began ?
Was the referencing professional and fit for purpose ?
We’re tenants employed - was a Guarantor considered.
Where had they lived over past 5 years and was their ‘ Previous but one ‘ landlord spoken with.
Do they come up on any Social media searches ?

I’ve yet to find a decent reference company that checks the Tenants last TWO landlords.
We’re copies of their last three months bank statements provided.

Ian Cognito

9:11 AM, 27th February 2019
About 8 months ago

Was agent managing the let? If so, did they make any mid-term inspections during the 12 months? If not, did you?

MartinO

9:20 AM, 27th February 2019
About 8 months ago

use the Tenant Registry at - tenantregistry.co.uk

Mark Alexander

9:24 AM, 27th February 2019
About 8 months ago

Reply to the comment left by MartinO at 27/02/2019 - 09:20
Hi Martin

That's a new one on me. I have just had a very quick look at their website and will be reading a lot more about them.

Thanks for the 'heads up'

Anon

9:30 AM, 27th February 2019
About 8 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Chris Daniel at 27/02/2019 - 08:23
In answer to you question please see below. I have responded in capitals so it's easier to read my answers.

Did you see the tenants reference Before the tenancy began ?
NO

Was the referencing professional and fit for purpose ?
YES, IT WAS DONE BY A PROFESSIONAL REFERENCING COMPANY I'VE BEEN USING FOR YEARS. IT WAS FIT FOR PURPOSE ON THE BASIS THAT THE DAS INSURANCE UNERWOTE LEGAL FEES INSURANCE AND RGI BASED ON THE REFERENCE

We’re tenants employed - was a Guarantor considered.
ONE OF THE TENANTS WAS EMPLOYED, HIS WIFE WAS A FULL TIME MUM. NO GUARANTOR WAS CONSIDERED NECESSARY DUE TO HAVING RGI. WITH THE BENEFIT OF 20;20 VISION IN HINDSIGHT A GUARANTOR WOULD BE OF SOME HELP NOW.

Where had they lived over past 5 years and was their ‘ Previous but one ‘ landlord spoken with.
DON'T KNOW

Do they come up on any Social media searches ?
NO

I’ve yet to find a decent reference company that checks the Tenants last TWO landlords.

We’re copies of their last three months bank statements provided.
YES

Anon

9:32 AM, 27th February 2019
About 8 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Ian Cognito at 27/02/2019 - 09:11
Yes the property was managed by an agent in regards to rent collection and maintenance management on an 'as reported' basis but not full management. Neither I nor the agent did any interim inspections. Another lesson learned there.

AJ

12:44 PM, 27th February 2019
About 8 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Mark Alexander at 27/02/2019 - 07:57
Yes, that site.

Charles Fonteijn

14:08 PM, 28th February 2019
About 8 months ago

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