Rbinscotland

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Wednesday 3rd April 2019


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 20

Rbinscotland

16:18 PM, 24th February 2021
About 2 days ago

A letter to address UC flaws to private landlords

Reply to the comment left by Alan Wong at 24/02/2021 - 15:14
Totally agree a watch group. Collating the issues which seem regular areas of concern would be good.

Something someone mentioned earlier about up providing houses, accommodation etc. I thought about this and my "small" portfolio provide homes to 30 adults and about 7 children. And although they are understanding they don't always understand the complexity when they are put on or apply to UC for help. Honestly, the many thoughts that enter your head when a tenant says this is going to happen. To me will they stay? Will they pay ? Will I be putting people out on the street ( never through want) but circumstances. But the biggest thought is when are UC going to make payments, will it cover all. And how many mistakes will they make. (See my earlier entry regarding the UC mistakes, horrendous.... Read More

Rbinscotland

12:23 PM, 15th February 2021
About 2 weeks ago

A letter to address UC flaws to private landlords

Same. Since March 2020 was paid About £3,000 ( bonus, but not mine). I told UC but they didn't and still don't know who it belonged to. I had to give them all payment info from my tenants that I'm expecting monies from. Name address amount etc. They couldn't findbit because tge folk at UC are not allowed personal data . After 6 months of to and fro my MP got involved. 1 year later, we can assume I'm in the wrong, because I've been overpaid. ( remember I told them) they have sent me a figure I need to repay ( but cannot account for it because they don't have their own information) .Basically the number I can only agree with are the ones I've given them. But they say I need to prove I've not ecieved the balance. Difficult to show something I've jot got.
In between all this. And after giving them details of who I should get UC rent and arrears from they told me there are no payments made for certain tenants, which there are, and still are. And crazily, as mentioned before telling me they are or have stopped another payment. Because the tenant doesn't live there any more. Fortunately fir me I was told this in November and the tenant set up another claim about August. As an aside the tenant owed about £2,000 and left the place in a mess costing another £4000.

When my MP ask why I wasn't told before the payments stopped and why payment was still coming to me on others not my tenants. They denied all knowledge. And couldn't say because of data protection.
Additional problem caused by the money of about £7k going into my account meant I do not qualify for uc myself as I have savings as they see it. And even though I explained the situation they said repay it then......round and round it goes.
Frustrated........but interested to follow this thread. I think it hits ALL the nails on the head.... Read More

Rbinscotland

12:59 PM, 10th December 2020
About 3 months ago

How to Rent guide updated by MHCLG

Sorry....Maybe a stupid question. Ive not read it so me bad. BUT is this for the whole of the UK, or do I use in Scotland under the UK banner.... Read More

Rbinscotland

13:00 PM, 16th November 2020
About 3 months ago

Legal action against Government's lockdown evictions ban

About time. tenants not paying rent and knowing it............
Landlord cannot get basic information to assist in some cases. One tenant refused to honor ( what seems to be a gentleman's agreement when on tenants side and a legal requirement from landlords) the tenant stopped UC47 arrears payments too.... Read More

Rbinscotland

10:48 AM, 21st September 2020
About 5 months ago

DWP Pensions Minister has not got a clue how Universal Credit works

Reply to the comment left by WP at 21/09/2020 - 10:44
It was paid into my business account, i had moved it ( I thought id get some interest on it) but over 5 months of no claimed - I regrettably have had to use some, Not just my kids needing food, but tenants oven, Washing machine, gas certificates etc. I hoping they don't want it back all at once. But at the moment UC are not paying me. So I'm using it sparingly.... Read More