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10:37 AM, 14th July 2020
Less than a minute ago

Shadow housing secretary accusing Sunak of massive 'Bung' to Landlords

I've got Polish tenants and they are fabulous. Hard workers, motivated and a credit to the country. On the other side I have works shy, weed smoking layabout 30 year old's claiming everything off the state and will inevitably do so for ever. Rent top ups even paid my their mothers! Know who I prefer!... Read More


10:32 AM, 14th July 2020
Less than a minute ago

Landlords warned not to discriminate against benefits tenants

reject on the basis that the DWP is ultimately the body funding the claimant and on that basis, as you have no guarantee that rent will always be paid and arrears will not accrue then you reject. The same would be the case for a person needing a guarantor and the guarantor could not fulfil the requirements to ensure the same.
You could then argue that having has direct experience of previous issues with the DWP where this scenario of unpaid rent and rent arrears we accrued by way of this exact situation, then there is a business case to reject that applicant. end of.... Read More


10:21 AM, 14th July 2020
Less than a minute ago

'Fair Rents' and the Valuation Office?

the increase is from £346.00 to £400 pcm. Its a one bed flat. This will be the first rent increase since May 2015. LHA currently set at £449.99. Tenant has not challenged it directly, but Council are saying no (see their reasoning as in original post)
I have just sent Council a message to ask them to clarify and quantify their reply and give details regarding the VO decision that they are quoting and I'll take it from there.... Read More


11:36 AM, 12th July 2020
About 2 days ago

Sub-letting tenant breaching contract but refusing to leave?

Maybe stick to the simplest route possible first. Issue with a S21 as you dont have to state why (as long as you have complied with all the necessary legal stuff in the first place to have a S21 upheld).
Failing that you will have to go through the S8 route - claim arrears as the issue as this is a mandatory element as well as all the contract clauses. If he is canny he may well pay all the arrears at the last min so making your claim for arrears only fail . If you list the other breaches, these will mean that you can still continue with the eviction even if he pays the arrears.

See if your insurance will cover you for taking on this S21 or S8.

Might be a long battle though I'm afraid as court delays in current climate etc.
Good luck.... Read More


11:29 AM, 8th July 2020
About 6 days ago

What to make of Qs 6 and 7 on new N5B Claim form?

yep and score through the rest of the wording or state this is the only one tenancy he has had with you.... Read More