MoodyMolls

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MoodyMolls

11:09 AM, 15th June 2019
About 5 days ago

Should landlords have the right to refuse DSS tenants?

Reply to the comment left by ameliahartman at 15/06/2019 - 05:31
Do you still house the defaulting tenant?... Read More

MoodyMolls

9:26 AM, 14th June 2019
About 6 days ago

Should landlords have the right to refuse DSS tenants?

Reply to the comment left by ameliahartman at 13/06/2019 - 20:37
The court will then apply to the DWP for the arrears to be deducted out of their benefits at so much per week. The minimum is currently approximately £11.60 per week

Ref above I have never known the courts to apply to the DWP and yes 11.60 is stated on gov website.

But if the tenant has vacated or been evicted from the house I have been unable to claim this.
The same has been true for the UC third party deduction once the tenant has left the house it stopped.
So please provide more information on how you got around this?... Read More

MoodyMolls

9:06 AM, 13th June 2019
About A week ago

Should landlords have the right to refuse DSS tenants?

Reply to the comment left by ameliahartman at 13/06/2019 - 01:49
If only this was possible .
Once they leave the property you cannot get attachments on their benefits unless they agree.
The tenants can cancel the right for you to speak and have information on them anytime.
I have tried everything
CCJ moneyclaim
Sheriffs bailiffs
Into court to disclose earnings
freezing bank accounts
Until the government allow landlords to have an attachment on their source of income direct from HMRC which I bel is possible then we have limited chance of recovery.

In fact by not doing this and letting these tenants get away scot free the government is actively encouraging this behaviour.
If they found it would come out of their money you would see a reduction in damage and rent arrears.... Read More

MoodyMolls

8:35 AM, 12th June 2019
About A week ago

Should landlords have the right to refuse DSS tenants?

Reply to the comment left by ameliahartman at 12/06/2019 - 03:25
Hi Amelia
I agree thats its now also impossible to make a profit on benefit tenants which is why the adverts were no DSS by Letting Agents. Will you be moving out from this market because of this?
Another area now which will make landlords think twice is the Karen Buck law which is screwed so far in the tenants favour that if a landlord makes a small error he can faced massive costs.
Take mould, condensation tenants cant afford to heat the place dry wet washing on rads dont put fans on or lids on saucepans and keep all the trickle vents closed.
I think the problem with Shelter is the tenants who go to them are mostly benefit tenants and probably are very economical with the truth of why they are being asked to leave ,after all the advisors from CAB and Shelter rec a very one sided view.... Read More

MoodyMolls

17:01 PM, 10th June 2019
About A week ago

Should landlords have the right to refuse DSS tenants?

Reply to the comment left by ameliahartman at 07/06/2019 - 23:49
Hi Amelia
Interesting to hear a more positive account of DSS. For many years I rented to this market and didnt get many arrears and payments stopped all the time. But as soon as monies went to the tenant the arrears came thick and fast the housing element dropped so far below market rents that many could not make the difference up. The properties started getting trashed and one year I evicted 10 tenants.
I cannot afford now to take the benefit tenants but this is a direct result of UC and the 30% pentile , Section24 now losing Section21 which is also a massive deterrant.
I am not surprised you have so many tenants applying for the properties there has been a massive drop in landlords taking this sector. What area are you based and do you rent rooms out as well.? Is your area market rents close to the LHA rate?

I agree with Mick Roberts on damage by large families I have one with 6 children and the door handles all the time so much that my firedoors are ruined the same for the cupboard doors.
So I would say definitely more wear and tear.

The other area now is if you do rent to the benefit sector you are now accused of robbing the public purse and the media and Shelter condemn landlords all the time.
The daily mail even printed a lists of the landlords with the highest benefit take in all the areas.... Read More