Chris Daniel

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 13th May 2016


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 405

Chris Daniel

9:52 AM, 15th November 2018
About 2 hours ago

Urgent need to review Section 8

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 14/11/2018 - 14:37
Where Tenancy P.I docs are served the same day as the tenancy - best advice is to have a witness and Date AND 'TIME' the signatures for receipt of the P.I docs
( showing they were 'served before the tenancy began' )... Read More

Chris Daniel

18:31 PM, 13th November 2018
About 2 days ago

UC- DWP maladministration of direct payments to landlords

Reply to the comment left by CARIDON LANDLORD SOLUTIONS at 13/11/2018 - 17:09
Removal of Explicit Consent ? I spoke with a member of DWP staff recently who told me otherwise, that no prior authorisation by a claimant ( such as on a tenancy agreement - ) would be accepted and the claimant needed to authorise discussion with a Landlord, 'there and then' in the office of DWP. !
( I know about he massive training issues with DWP staff, but the authoritative source of the claimant consent would be useful. )... Read More

Chris Daniel

19:02 PM, 10th November 2018
About 5 days ago

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill 2018 - Letter of concern

Reply to the comment left by Adrian Jones at 10/11/2018 - 09:59
The replacement of the DCLG,
Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government.... Read More

Chris Daniel

16:07 PM, 9th November 2018
About 6 days ago

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill 2018 - Letter of concern

A snippit of parliamentary comment below, my question - is Karen B 'eating the Elephant a piece at a time' - is there further representations about funding for this ( and possibly other Housing issues ) to come ? ( see #*#*# below )

Ellie Reeves (Lewisham West and Penge) (Lab)
I welcome this Bill. Everyone should have the right to live in a home that is fit for habitation, and if that is not the case, tenants need the ability to challenge landlords in court. Does my hon. Friend agree that, in tandem with this Bill, we must consider reintroducing early legal advice in housing matters, so that problems can be resolved a lot quicker?

Ms Buck
My hon. Friend will not be surprised to know that, as chair of the all-party group on legal aid, I very much agree with her. Many issues relating to advice and legal aid and other aspects of housing need still need to be resolved if the Bill proceeds.

Andy Slaughter (Hammersmith) (Lab)
All of us, and our constituents, owe a debt of gratitude to my hon. Friend for promoting this Bill and for her perseverance because it is not the first time she has done this. Legal aid is already severely restricted for disrepair. The Government notes to the Bill say that it contains no financial provision—that is probably why they support it—but should we not meet the remedy that the Bill provides with the funds to allow tenants to enforce it?

Ms Buck
#* #* # We expect that tenants whose conditions meet the criteria equivalent to disrepair would be able seek legal aid, and I will be making separate representations about legal aid overall. My hon. Friend and I, and many other Labour Members, feel very strongly about this issue. #* #* #

Antoinette Sandbach (Eddisbury) (Con)
Will the hon. Lady pay tribute to Citizens Advice for its role in assisting 144 families with housing repairs in my constituency? Does she agree that many tenants can get legal expenses insurance through their household insurance, and it is always worth checking insurance policies for that?... Read More

Chris Daniel

15:50 PM, 9th November 2018
About 6 days ago

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill 2018 - Letter of concern

Reply to the comment left by Adrian Jones at 09/11/2018 - 15:25
What a landlord claims are spurious, and what a tenant may, without much difficulty, convince a court are not - are quite different ( as I'm sure Landlords understand )... Read More