Mick Roberts

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Mick Roberts

11:46 AM, 22nd October 2019
About 15 hours ago

Help RLA fight Welsh Section 8 repossession challenge

This Govt & Councils & Judges & courts are really not helping tenants at all.
All it does is temporarily help that person, the Landlord & his mates & us, going forward either pack up, sell up, don't rent out to any risky UC HB tenant at all, & the vulnerable tenant again loses out next month next year. It buys the court & Housing a bit more time, but costs 'em more later.

I'm doing a possession as we speak. Court said need proof of serving Boiler certificate before tenancy. Gees, it was Pre Oct 2015 anyway, they don't know their own rules. And who u helping? That's another 10 UC tenants I'm not taking this year will now be homeless.

I've had a solicitors letter for a tenant I evicted 14 FOURTEEN months ago. Saying she wants deposit back & they won't pursue the 3 x fine. No deposit was taken.
And the £58 they gave me towards the Selective Licensing fee as I can't charge tenants for this. Yeah right some people are thick. The only thing I think that can be is the tenant paid her months top up for the first time in 6 years. Yet the solicitor wun't dream of ringing me up & asking my side of the story first.

I've pledged a bit, others please pay. It could be u next.... Read More

Mick Roberts

11:30 AM, 22nd October 2019
About 15 hours ago

Abandonment notice after doing a bunk?

I've had loads of these of these over the years. And as time has gone on, we have to lean more towards caution & legal.

But more recently, as the above says, if u take a photo of keys below the door letterbox if they have been posted through, & if house looks pretty empty, photos again. All evidence.
And one wham dinger evidence, again only In my opinion, if on Housing Benefit, or UC paying rent, if you get letter from HB (Not sure if UC send letter-I'd imagine not knowing them DWP morons. As also not had UC tenant leave yet-Cause they can't get anywhere either now cause of Govt & Councils interference bashing us Landlords which only ends up making us Landlords not take UC any more which ends up worse for tenant-Enough ranting now Mick!) saying HB has stopped, quite often, these HB letters say Tenant has moved out, Ooh baby if I get HB Council letter saying tenant has moved out, I need no more evidence.... Read More

Mick Roberts

17:16 PM, 20th October 2019
About 2 days ago

UC sending letters for landlord to non-existent address

Reply to the comment left by Smithy @hotmail at 20/10/2019 - 10:24

I've had same. Why oh why should their money be held up when they haven't got our bank details. It's crackers. You will find sometimes at this stage regardless of the UC47, if she says to them I need my money, UC can & will & do & have done, pay the tenants their UC along with your 'rent' Housing Element too. Even though guidelines say they can't.

I shall again put the Guidelines down here, for those that don't know, please copy 'em, use 'em put 'em on your rent proof letters, email the managers at your job centre, print out & tell tenant to take to Job Centre JC when doing claim. We need to educate these JC staff as they know ZERO RULES when it comes to anything about rent. All of a sudden, they now responsible for peoples' homes, not just their food & bills money & they getting it wrong.

Ha Ha I read on, & this has happened to u too. It is disgraceful, it shun't be happening.

All the stuff below is also on Bill Irvine's website:


DWP guidance on MUST pay Landlord if LHA HB is already being paid direct to Landlord.

Direct payment to Landlords when switched from LHA where LHA is being paid direct to Landlords, UC HE HAS TO BE PAID DIRECT to Landlords:

The DWP link can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-landlord-engagement-newsletters/february-2019-universal-credit-landlord-engagement-newsletter

The bit you’re looking for is below, highlighted for you.

2.4 When can a Managed Payment to a landlord be requested?

A Managed Payment to a landlord can be made when either:

· a claimant is in arrears with their rent for an amount equal to, or more than, two months of their rent

· a claimant has continually underpaid their rent over a period of time, and they have accrued arrears of an amount equal to or more than one month’s rent

· any of the other Tier 1 and Tier 2 APA factors apply

Or for private sector tenants:

· a claimant was previously in receipt of Housing Benefit and it was paid to their private landlord, a Managed payment to landlord can be considered providing the claimant continues to meet the Tier 1 or Tier 2 APA factors

This is part of the conversation Universal Credit staff will have with the claimant at the start of the claim.


Direct payment to Landlords doesn’t need explicit consent. UC HE HAS TO BE PAID DIRECT to Landlords.

You cannot under any circumstances ask the tenant & then take their word for it that they aren’t in arrears & then pay them putting their shelter at risk

“Explicit Consent” was removed in December 2017 supposedly putting a stop to tenant’s misusing the “housing costs element”. (HCE)


2.2 Disclosure of information to private landlords

Private landlords are landlords who usually own the property they are renting out.

Private landlords can be:

a company that owns a lot of properties

a person or family that owns one or more properties

Private landlords can ask for their tenant’s Universal Credit housing costs to be paid directly to them without the need for explicit consent.

You will be informed that the private landlord has requested that the Universal Credit housing costs be paid directly to them.

If you are happy for your Universal Credit housing costs to be paid directly to the landlord, you do not need to reply to give your consent.

The Universal Credit housing costs will then automatically be paid to the landlord each month. If you do not want the rent to be paid directly to the landlord, you can dispute this.

You will need to provide evidence that you are not in rent arrears in order to dispute the alternative payment arrangement.... Read More

Mick Roberts

9:04 AM, 19th October 2019
About 4 days ago

Caridon Landlord Solutions shortlisted 'Best Property Education Provider'

I have just voted.
As I know how valuable you are, at the moment doing two difficult cases for me, joint tenancies for UC.

I don't know how u do it. From what I see, UC is not improving at all. The Complaints process are the thickest people on the planet. You couldn't get what they got wrong if u tried.

They don't even ring u before sending letter out to just check if they have it right.
They say Mick you are being paid for Jodie cause that's what the call centre says.

Ha ha NOT I AM RUDDY NOT. I can tell u what is going wrong & I can even tell you how to correct it if u ruddy listen & pick up the phone & ring me AAAHhhh….. I'm too old for this crap.... Read More

Mick Roberts

8:54 AM, 19th October 2019
About 4 days ago

Licensing needs to go back to the drawing board

Nottingham Council when they bought in their scheme http://www.selectivelicensingtruth.co.uk thought about everything that you'd have to do for a new build.
And then asked Letting Agents, what would be your conditions for the most strictest poshest loads of money Letting Agent tenant?

And then the Council said There u go Landlords, we now gonna' enforce these on u even though we've gave u lots of tenants over the last 22 years who we know ain't gonna' abide by these conditions & if they don't cut the grass every week, it's down to u & u getting fined for it if it's too long.

And now 16 months later, with the horrendous homeless the council is encountering, they saying We realise we may have not got it right in the past, we wish to build bridges moving forward.
However, this doesn't help the tenants who's had the rent increases to pay for this. And the tenants who's been evicted for house damage that Licensing was going to pick up on & make Landlord repair.
And Licensing has not offered to maybe say Tell u what, we will only apply the conditions to NEW tenants/tenancies.

And also THERE IS 16,000 Landlords not come forward, some of them Rogues, some of them not aware, some of them trying to sell & Get me out of here. This is also why Licensing are being nice. They are 50% short on their income budget.

It's just been a massive paperwork exercise.
They don't know who is renting out & not got a License.

16 months later, thousands of Landlords not got their License, yet already paid £780 for Council to create some new jobs. Rogue Landlords loving it.
Good houses good tenants houses have got worse cause now less funds.... Read More