Prakash Tanna

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 64

Prakash Tanna

11:52 AM, 26th June 2020
About A week ago

Benefit Cap - lifted for 9 months?

I'm not aware of that being the case. Many have lobbied for the Benefit Cap to be temporarily suspended but it has not happened and looks unlikely to for now, imo.

Either the person you spoke to at DWP had intel that is not public knowledge as of yet (unlikely), got it wrong (very very likely) or was referring to a particular claimant of yours who meets one of the exemption criteria.... Read More

Prakash Tanna

8:51 AM, 20th June 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Local Housing Allowance and rent increase?

Reply to the comment left by Bill irvine at 16/06/2020 - 15:46
Hi Bill, I disagree that the LA would need to see a correctly completed s13 Notice or that such notice is required for them to increase the rent inline with current LHA rates.

I spoke to my tenants and explained why the rents were going up and that it would be covered by their HB/UC payments unless they were on a benefit cap, in which case I would reverse the increase. They agreed and I notified the tenant/LA by way of a letter which the tenant accepted.

One LA tried to be clever and wrote to the tenant to ask if they were given the appropriate notice period. The tenant responded to say they accepted the increase on the date stated by mutual agreement. Nothing further was needed.

Is there anything in statue that gives LA powers to question the legal nitty gritty of AST's or variations/amendments/rent increases along the way? I guess, it would be an issue if the tenant was not complicit and challenged what the Landlord proposed ?... Read More

Prakash Tanna

10:53 AM, 15th June 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Local Housing Allowance and rent increase?

Absolutely you can as long as the tenant is not in a fixed period of their AST. The only issue you may face is if the tenant is on a benefit cap and the increase to the rent is not fully covered by HB/UC. I would suggest you speak to the tenants and explain what you are doing so it does not come as a shock to them nd cause them distress.... Read More

Prakash Tanna

13:43 PM, 5th May 2020
About 2 months ago

EICR Legislation Approval?

Reply to the comment left by Penny DJ at 05/05/2020 - 11:09
correct!... Read More