June Cook

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 17th March 2017


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 11

June Cook

9:10 AM, 8th May 2021, About 2 months ago

Section 8 must now include details of Breathing Space scheme

Could the breathing space not be funded by UC or Shelter. Could the tenants not be asked to get insurance as part of their tenancy agreement to insure against rental debt problems. What about all the money being held in deposit schemes being used to give loans for breathing space. There must be millions sitting in deposit schemes.... Read More

June Cook

12:21 PM, 22nd March 2021, About 3 months ago

UC office assisting housing cost fraud?

Reply to the comment left by JB at 22/03/2021 - 09:49
They could have but They didn’t they asked the tenant. Besides the tenant an change the details on the tenancy agreement. I’ve seen it crossed out and rewritten in pen with no initials added. The case workers seem to just take things without question or perhaps they’re afraid of being threatened or claimant kicking off.... Read More

June Cook

16:57 PM, 19th March 2021, About 3 months ago

UC office assisting housing cost fraud?

Reply to the comment left by Anne Nixon at 19/03/2021 - 15:56
I would agree to that, a collective effort to get something done. Most tenants wouldn’t do this if it wasn’t so easy to get away with. I have had tenants who genuinely think they can keep the first eight weeks rent because the landlord can’t do anything until the tenant is in 8 weeks arrears. They told me other tenant friends had told them it was the case as if it was a legal ruling.... Read More

June Cook

11:02 AM, 19th March 2021, About 3 months ago

UC office assisting housing cost fraud?

Similar situations have happened to me several times with almost every tenant. Even when the case worker has tried to check with me the landlord, the tenant gave a false phone number for me, to someone pretending to be me who said the tenant could be paid directly as I was out of town. It takes some time to find out what is going on because it’s impossible to speak to anyone in the UC office. I got to the truth by contacting my MP but by the the time it’s concluded the tenant has accrued hundreds in arrears. UC do take a portion of the arrears to pay back the landlord but something like £30 per month of £2000 arrears, at this point the tenant will move out and the rent and arrears stop immediately so another month rent is unpaid. There is a ‘representative person’ for UC in every area that can be contacted with a problem, I forget the job title but I believe they are listed by area on the government web site. They can give permission for the case worker to speak directly to the landlord and will find out the facts and relate the notes the case worker has made. In one of my cases the case worker suspected the tenant was keeping the rent but they can’t do anything about it because of data protection. In this case they did try to phone me but as I said earlier the tenant gave them a false number and the case worker had to accept it.... Read More