Dancinglandlord

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 16th May 2018

Trading Status
Partnership

Providing essential rental accommodation since
1994

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
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Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 44

Dancinglandlord

13:07 PM, 19th January 2021
About 3 days ago

'Breathing Space' initiative - Beware?

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 19/01/2021 - 13:02
I hear your fear. Have you ever tried to convince mental health services you are ill? It’s extremely difficult even when you are!... Read More

Dancinglandlord

11:55 AM, 19th January 2021
About 3 days ago

'Breathing Space' initiative - Beware?

The mental health issue could be a major headache for landlords. Whilst none of us would want anyone with mental health problems to suffer, including facing eviction, we have a state system that is supposed to support and care for all of us when we are ill. This smacks of pushing the funding of the mentally ill yet again away from the state system (and in this case unfairly onto landlords). If someone cannot pay their rent then they should be entitled to Universal Credit, not put into an arrears situation. My experience is that mental health services will not intervene in most situations and therefore the 'crisis' will last longer and we will be paying for housing people who should be being treated - often they should be in hospital. There should be criteria in the legislation that insist that housing benefits are applied for in every case, by the council . And that the person must be receiving help and treatment from mental health services as it is within a person's right to refuse help at present. Many mentally ill people are unable to manage their affairs and are left to cope alone. Although there are systems in place they are often charity funded and have their hands tied. They are also influenced by councils to push the mentally ill into the private sector and away from council housing responsibility. I have been told in one case that the person in question was too risky to rehouse, but that they should apply for a private rental for which they offered a deposit and bombarded us with private let adverts!... Read More

Dancinglandlord

11:42 AM, 19th January 2021
About 3 days ago

Can a new HMO tenant be asked to take Covid test?

Reply to the comment left by Question Everything at 19/01/2021 - 11:03Hi I just clicked the link to your doctors alliance link. In the introductory paragraph it states:
it is clear that at no point was the National Health Service (NHS) in any danger of being overwhelmed, and since May 2020 covid wards have been largely empty; and crucially the death toll from covid has remained extremely low.
I am somewhat bemused that you still believe this group to have any credibility? I would say that they are irresponsible in peddling these views.
I personally know people with newly diagnosed cancer who have been refused treatment due to the pressures on the NHS and risk of transmission to vulnerable patients.... Read More

Dancinglandlord

9:26 AM, 21st November 2020
About 2 months ago

Council told tenants to wait for court eviction?

I have been told I have committed a criminal offence for ‘evicting’ a mentally ill relative who i gave a room for free in a shared house for 15 years. They quoted housing benefit that the authorities had claimed on his behalf during in-patient periods as evidence of tenancies, not taking into account that any implied contract would end each time he left the property (which he did every few years for 6-12 months) nor the lack of any rent paid outside of these periods. They also quoted an AST we produced to get a parking permit. Note that the LHA insist on proof of occupancy to issue permits so I stupidly thought there was no harm in producing a spurious contract - after all my relative was never going to take me to court as he would lose free housing!! Lesson learnt. Despite this and losing all my other tenants and rent during the pandemic due to him deteriorating, despite his medical records being punctuated daily by my recorded support for this person, despite the adaptations made to try and accommodate his needs - all of which would not eventually prevent the vigilante neighbours making it impossible for him to return to the house - the council see fit to see me as a criminal and threaten to prosecute. I agree that councils are worse than tenants now.... Read More

Dancinglandlord

10:52 AM, 11th November 2020
About 2 months ago

Landlord case study required for The Telegraph

Very very tempted! But once you put your head above the parapet you become fair game for vilification.... Read More