Ollie Smith

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 27th January 2016


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 6

Ollie Smith

11:52 AM, 21st March 2016
About 4 years ago

DSS tenant in arrears by nearly 4 months?

Why don't you contact the council concerned and ask them to pay you direct now that she is more than two months in arrears? They should do that as a matter of course when the arrears reach two months.... Read More

Ollie Smith

15:23 PM, 15th March 2016
About 4 years ago

Tenants and Housing Benefit and the lender

Reply to the comment left by "Mandy Thomson" at "15/03/2016 - 14:07":

I nearly put something similar in my original post but thought better of it.... Read More

Ollie Smith

10:39 AM, 15th March 2016
About 4 years ago

Tenants and Housing Benefit and the lender

Reply to the comment left by "Colin McNulty" at "15/03/2016 - 10:08":

And everyone is wondering why we have a desperate problem with homelessness! As you quite rightly say - shocking.
Again, it is the big boys calling the shots! ie: mortgage brokers and those who hold the purse strings!... Read More

Ollie Smith

20:03 PM, 14th March 2016
About 4 years ago

Tea anyone?

I didn't vote for the CONservatives the last time round and I won't be voting for them the next time round either.
Well done all of you who wrote to back to this corrupt party to tell them to put their vote where the sun don't shine. If I get an email from them I shall be joining the chorus!... Read More

Ollie Smith

12:25 PM, 11th March 2016
About 4 years ago

Tenants and Housing Benefit and the lender

This is a really interesting read. One question that I would like to raise here is - does the clauses referred to about "DSS" relate specifically to Housing Benefit? I ask because when I went to re-mortgage one of my properties, the new mortgage deal had a clause that simply stated that I wasn't allowed to let to anyone claiming benefits. I rang to query this clause and asked them about benefits; did it specifically refer to Housing Benefit claimants or anyone claiming any benefits? The answer was anyone claiming any benefits. I asked if that included anyone claiming Child Benefit and the answer was yes. I asked if they would remove that clause or if they would amend it to exclude HB claimants only and they declined. Needless to say that I found another lender because to exclude anyone claiming any benefit would mean that I couldn't let to anyone with children. The goalposts have move since then but I think it would be worth asking the question.... Read More