Adam Zeeblebum

Registered with Property118.com
Sunday 11th August 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 31

Adam Zeeblebum

19:40 PM, 11th August 2013
About 7 years ago

Stung by the £500pw Benefit Cap, no rent being paid - Help!

Reply to the comment left by "Paul Barrett" at "11/08/2013 - 19:06":

Paul - You genuinely do not have the faintest clue what you are talking about. Your two most recent comments are unfailingly inaccurate in every respect.... Read More

Adam Zeeblebum

20:18 PM, 7th August 2013
About 7 years ago

Stung by the £500pw Benefit Cap, no rent being paid - Help!

What a horrible and judgemental off-topic turn this thread has taken. A landlord asked for some advice about a difficult situation. The responses started off well, but have rapidly deteriorated into privileged sniping and the regurgitation of Daily Mail-style soundbites. It would be a massive derail if I were to try to rebut all the comments in this thread that have been made about benefits claimants, but I just wanted to briefly register my complete and utter disagreement with attitudes that are short-sighted and destructive; that are based on incorrect and/or decontextualised statistics, comparisons and suppositions; and that, if followed through, will lead to worse outcomes for the economy and for society as a whole, including all of us.... Read More

Adam Zeeblebum

22:27 PM, 6th August 2013
About 7 years ago

Stung by the £500pw Benefit Cap, no rent being paid - Help!

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "06/08/2013 - 21:15":

Thank you! It's nice to be back! :)... Read More

Adam Zeeblebum

22:26 PM, 6th August 2013
About 7 years ago

Stung by the £500pw Benefit Cap, no rent being paid - Help!

Reply to the comment left by "Vanessa Warwick" at "06/08/2013 - 20:52":
Thank you! :)... Read More

Adam Zeeblebum

22:24 PM, 6th August 2013
About 7 years ago

Stung by the £500pw Benefit Cap, no rent being paid - Help!

Reply to the comment left by "Paul Barrett" at "06/08/2013 - 21:44":

> "I believe that a council may discharge any statutory housing responsibility to the private sector. If a tenant refuses to take the private offering which could be the other end of the country then the council has discharged its responsibilities."

A main housing duty can be discharged via an offer of private rented sector accommodation, but it's not easy to do. The property (including its location and certain stipulations about the landlord) must comply with 'The Homelessness (Suitability of Accommodation) (England) Order 2012'.

[http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2012/2601/pdfs/uksi_20122601_en.pdf]

And the criteria contained within that Order are in addition to those suitability criteria already laid down in previous legislation and statutory instruments.

As for the rest of your comment, I'm pretty sure that I disagree with every sentiment expressed in it, and I find much of it offensive.... Read More