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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 97

Robert M

21:03 PM, 18th June 2019
About 2 days ago

Subject to status and referencing

I have a far more simple approach. No guarantee, no tenancy. If you are over 25 and pass the gut instinct test (along with other tests) an exception might be made.
Broadly, as already stated, anyone using benefits as a top up are usually OK. Many living solely on benefits are high maintenance in one way or another.... Read More

Robert M

23:53 PM, 10th March 2019
About 3 months ago

Discrimination against high risk tenants

Don't discriminate. Just require any tenant to provide details of a potential guarantor. Dealing with singles or unmarried couples with no children, I have to say that in my (limited) experience I have no problem with anyone using benefits to top up low income. I have had problems with those who simply seem to believe that work is an option best avoided.... Read More

Robert M

23:45 PM, 10th March 2019
About 3 months ago

Home Office to appeal High Court Right to Rent ruling

Am I missing something? As I understand it the offence is to rent to someone not entitled to be in the UK, failing to carry out the checks is not an offence on its own? However, if you discriminate in the checks you carry out there could be a problem. So if you rent two rooms one to Fiona from the Home Counties and one to Mohamed from India but only check the latter's Right to Rent that would be a different offence.... Read More

Robert M

23:38 PM, 10th March 2019
About 3 months ago

Suspected falsification of employment reference?

Have the tenant actually defaulted yet? They may prove to be good. A lot of mortgages were taken out using iffy evidence of earnings but the loans were honoured.... Read More

Robert M

23:36 PM, 10th March 2019
About 3 months ago

Rent calculation on Periodic Tenancy termination by tenants

This is a boring technical legal point I was one told. How accurate it is I do not know. You cannot unilaterally end a periodical tenancy, it automatically renews for (usually monthly rent) a month. What you actually do is give notice you do not want it to renew at the end of a period, which is why notice always had to expire at the end of a period. How this reconciles with the "new" rules for section 21 notices I do not know. Of course both parties may agree short notice.... Read More