@AvaFosterCarer

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Wednesday 28th February 2018

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@AvaFosterCarer

0:32 AM, 6th March 2018
About 3 years ago

Landlords Union Slams BBC Panorama Report

Reply to the comment left by Mark Alexander at 02/03/2018 - 10:43
Yes, the landlord knew I was a foster carer prior to me starting the tenancy. Fostering is not a business and the insurance I use to cover it is clear on this point. See the following link for your information. https://www.homeprotect.co.uk/foster-carer-insurance... Read More

@AvaFosterCarer

0:29 AM, 6th March 2018
About 3 years ago

Landlords Union Slams BBC Panorama Report

Reply to the comment left by Mark Alexander at 02/03/2018 - 17:03
Thanks for this lead Mark, I think it’s a great idea. I am currently in negotiation for a new tenancy and have asked if one can be drawn up.... Read More

@AvaFosterCarer

11:22 AM, 2nd March 2018
About 3 years ago

Landlords Union Slams BBC Panorama Report

Reply to the comment left by Barry Fitzpatrick at 01/03/2018 - 10:13
Thank you Barry for the sympathy and giving me the benefit of the doubt. Which is more than some of your fellow landlords have done.

Fostering is not classed as a business even though it can be perceived as such, short term carers can end up looking after children in double or triple numbers. In the 17 years I have fostered I have only had 6 placements, two of which I adopted, and a third my son James is still very much in our lives and featured in the programme.

I think hindsight is a wonderful thing and I have definitely learned my lesson for my current house search. I understand that you are looking for the missing half of the story but as I have said elsewhere it is not mine to tell. I have contacted the letting agents to give their response and will let you know.

I can sympathise with landlords who have had terrible tenants but there appears to be a lot of misconceptions here about what fostering entails. It seems the sign is up – No dogs, No DSS, No Foster Carers. Landlords have already found workrounds for the first two. A search on this site revealed only one article 5 years ago discussing fostering. It had a positive response from Jan Martin a former foster carer turned landlord. She made some valid comments and I think landlords here are missing an opportunity. Maybe I will follow her lead start a letting agency and fill the gap.... Read More

@AvaFosterCarer

10:51 AM, 2nd March 2018
About 3 years ago

Landlords Union Slams BBC Panorama Report

Reply to the comment left by Mark Alexander at 01/03/2018 - 09:44Dear Mark
I see you are the founder of this interesting site, that my inclusion on Panorama has brought me to, via Twitter. I note that it is for landlords and appreciate no one here is really looking to hear the tenants point of view.
The complaint from your fellow landlords against Panorama appears to be that they gave a disproportionate view. I disagree, the reason being that it did what it said it would do. It highlighted the fact that millions of renters can be evicted, using Section 21, even if they have not done anything wrong. Since the broadcast, several other renters have told me that they did not know about Section 21 and how vulnerable their tenancy really is. The true basis of Section 21 is due to the landlord's circumstances (or change thereof). There is no dispute that tenants can be evicted because they have rent arrears, breach the tenancy or engage in anti-social behaviour, however that calls for the use of a different process – Section 8.
It is the landlord’s decision to use a Section 21 and in effect negate any and all grounds on which they may otherwise claim. Having made that decision, the rhetoric is then to revert to, but the real reason was because of x, y or z. Failing that the reason given is the tenant made me do it. As the Section 21 is being misused you project your use of it onto me and automatically presume I owed my landlord rent, when I didn’t. Also that he was out of pocket from the court costs, which I paid. I am a law abiding person who pays my debts. I have not added my personal opinion on his actions. I have however contacted the letting agent to give them the opportunity to respond and 'clear' my name. I sympathise with landlords that suffer at the hands of tenants, nevertheless it is landlords that are distorting the facts and figures, in a way that could be deemed unlawful, in order to save money, time and ensure their desired outcome.... Read More

@AvaFosterCarer

10:17 AM, 2nd March 2018
About 3 years ago

Landlords Union Slams BBC Panorama Report

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 01/03/2018 - 07:48
Hey Mick, it’s great that you get to say your piece here and I have the opportunity to respond.

No, of course, the landlord does not have to pay for anyone to start a business. No, it is not something extra either, it is a matter of basic health and safety. Certificate or not landlords are required by law to ensure the installation is safe – it wasn’t (C2 faults). Why is an unknown electrician GOING TO find things wrong, when you have already made sure the electrics are safe?

Point of note fostering is not a business to me and even if it were – why are landlords the only one entitled to make a living? So anyone who lives in rented accommodation can’t have a business. Right.

You need to change your business model if a one-off £160 deduction per property will make you broke in 6 months.

Awaiting response from letting agent giving them the right to reply.... Read More