juliet bonnet

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 12th August 2013

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 17

juliet bonnet

15:42 PM, 12th January 2019
About 2 months ago

Direct payment of Universal Credit to landlords - Online system being developed

I have had grief with 3 different councils, and in each case the rent being paid directly to me from the start 🙁 payment being stopped and/ or reduced) - ...either because the tenant's circumstances supposedly changed (no-one ever informed me in advance), or because it came to light that the tenant owed money to the council for their previous rental property.....there are clauses on the back of every rent statement I have received saying in effect that the council is entitled to claw back money from payments -even retrospectively after the tenant has left - if it comes to light that the tenant was not entitled to that amount! And the onus is always on the landlord to chase the tenant for any shortfall in payments! In their dreams!... Read More

juliet bonnet

11:33 AM, 7th November 2018
About 4 months ago

Kicking Landlords is the National Pastime - Fergus Wilson

I would like to add that my experience with councils in different areas of the country, on more than 1 occasion - where the rent was being paid directly to me the landlord - resulted in deductions being made from the monthly amount paid to me, because the tenant turned out to be owing money for the rental of a previous property, or there had been some change in circumstance that I - and sometimes the tenant - was unaware of.
HB make it very clear that it is always the landlord's responsibility to claim back any rental shortfalls from their tenant....as if!!... Read More

juliet bonnet

12:57 PM, 1st October 2018
About 6 months ago

juliet bonnet

10:24 AM, 15th September 2016
About 3 years ago

The cost of bad eviction advice by councils

Councils say that when a tenant has been served notice, they only have a duty to provide accommodation - (usually emergency - such as bed and breakfast - or hostal, until a property becomes available-) only once a tenant has been made homeless (by the Court Bailiff doing the eviction) - which only happens after a successful Court Order, and then date when the court Bailiffs can come! Apparently, moving out before all of that is regarded as "making themself intentionally homeless, and therefore not a priority to find them any kind of accomodation. The tenant has to then turn up to the council office with no-where to live!
I have had tenants offered to me by a council, who have had to be housed in a Post House hotel, or some other B& B - couple with 2 children - for a year. And this is not unusual, apparently1... Read More

juliet bonnet

13:41 PM, 8th July 2016
About 3 years ago

Can some please advise on minimising CGT on property sale?

Does the relief still apply if you move out of a more valuable property and leave it empty, while you live for some months in the cheaper property you expect to subsequently sell?... Read More