Rbinscotland

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 3rd April 2019


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 28

Rbinscotland

14:56 PM, 18th June 2021, About 2 days ago

Rishi Sunak is making landlords the Scapegoats

Reply to the comment left by Gunga Din at 18/06/2021 - 12:47
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Rbinscotland

14:54 PM, 18th June 2021, About 2 days ago

Rishi Sunak is making landlords the Scapegoats

Reply to the comment left by Gunga Din at 18/06/2021 - 12:47
I had about £3k underpayments from tenants and believe it or not about £8k payments that kept coming but nothing to do with me. It was a UC mistake (s) I went through my local MP who is taking it up with Coffee MP head of dwp.

But there are 2 names - which admittedly keeps changing on the gov.uk pages... Read More

Rbinscotland

11:00 AM, 17th June 2021, About 3 days ago

Rishi Sunak is making landlords the Scapegoats

Reply to the comment left by Chris @ Possession Friend at 17/06/2021 - 10:18
You've hit the nail on the head. If the tenants decides to receive money from UC or under a BBL for tenants to repay outstanding rent then the tenant in some cases will decide to spend it elsewhere. This is where the problem, the gap needs filling.
The landlord should ask the HMG for the money and they need to work with the landlord and tenant giving them a set date to reply or (lets say for legitimate non replies ) a proportion of the OS rent - lets say 60% that way the landord gets something back and it allows the tenant to reply later. But the UC cant deal with normal regular payments. so its probably not going to happen.... Read More

Rbinscotland

9:51 AM, 17th June 2021, About 3 days ago

Rishi Sunak is making landlords the Scapegoats

I wouldn't say wholeheartedly that I'd be happy, but content that a BBL equivalent is available to tenants to repay the shortfalls in rent. But as long as it is managed properly where it shoukd end. Not another new TV or Mobile phone for the tenants. ( not all are like this) however, with uc being paid to tenants doesn't help the landlords if they don't see it.

A landlord should go direct to the HMG dwp maybe and tell them what the outstanding rent is with an affidavit from the tenant agreeing to the figure. At that point the tenant should continue to only pay actual rent not try to catch up, messing up the agreed figures.
Once agreed. Then HMG can send the landlord the money direct, clearly stating who it is for and also send an invoice/ receipt to both parties. The reason for this I would say is to allow the landlord to include the said figure in their self assessment figures. These can then be verified by HMRC at time of completion of the SA.

I'm sure there are some elements that this will not work. But trying to get the simple service and service paid for, effectively double entry bookkeeping it's then up to the government to NOT make mistakes in their systems.

Which I feel is why tenants got onto debt and landlords out of pocket.... Read More

Rbinscotland

16:06 PM, 17th April 2021, About 2 months ago

Benefit tenants, I am sorry!

Reply to the comment left by Smartermind at 17/04/2021 - 15:06
You forgot amongst others that we have to allow pets. And in England ( although I'm sure it'll come in Scotland) we have to do the work of the Home Office and check immigration, or eligibility to be here.
I think 118 are right in allowing these statements of fact. Because they are just that. You listened, or read it but when will MPs or those in the right position take note.... Read More