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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 21

Helen

12:00 PM, 24th July 2021, About 2 days ago

Should I proceed with offering a tenancy agreement?

A point about guarantors. I know it is a layer of protection but supposing they decide not to pay either? Isn't it the same? I know they would have more to lose with potentially a mortgage and a professional job but surely it still isn't failsafe?... Read More

Helen

13:46 PM, 23rd July 2021, About 3 days ago

Should I proceed with offering a tenancy agreement?

Reply to the comment left by Shirley Harvey at 23/07/2021 - 13:15
It is such a shame when landlords consider ourselves 'lucky' when tenants do what they are supposed to do, in other words, pay their rent and leave the property in good order when they leave.... Read More

Helen

12:30 PM, 23rd July 2021, About 3 days ago

Should I proceed with offering a tenancy agreement?

If they don't pay their rent Section 8 is the path to follow. Section 21 is for 'no fault' ie if the landlord wants the property back for some reason. However, this is a long and expensive process and not worth the risk. Attempts to get lost rent back from tenants is never worth the legal costs. I had to take a chef to court to evict him after non payment of rent but they can get cash jobs so even if you can find them after they've left, getting an attachment to earnings order is very hard.... Read More

Helen

12:21 PM, 23rd July 2021, About 3 days ago

Should I proceed with offering a tenancy agreement?

I agree to proceed with caution. I know that even if people start the tenancy with a job they could lose their job but to start without guaranteed income is worrying. Also, if you have a mortgage, check the terms and conditions. Many lenders don't allow tenancies with 'Housing Benefit' which is part of UC. Whatever the new laws are on not discriminating, committing mortgage fraud is also obviously illegal.... Read More

Helen

16:43 PM, 8th July 2021, About 3 weeks ago

Tenant only missed one month but needs Section 21?

Yes but I am not sure why she can't get UC in the mean time. Anyway I have lawyers on to it now and will issue the Section 8 as soon as she is two months overdue with the rent. I just have to accept that I probably won't get any rent until she leaves.... Read More