TinaShoebb

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 10th August 2020


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 11

TinaShoebb

22:01 PM, 18th January 2021
About 6 days ago

Breathing Space for tenants?

So this is the most recent version
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1311/contents/made

It has already been approved - there are no further parliamentary procedures needed - and it will come into force in May.

As others have said, it is another tool in the scammers arsenal. It will just mean that landlords will be even less likely to rent to borderline tenants.... Read More

TinaShoebb

2:23 AM, 18th January 2021
About A week ago

Benefit tenants - This is why Landlords aren't taking You!

Thanks Mick, that's interesting.

Any other views on exactly what landlords might reasonably campaign for the government etc to do?... Read More

TinaShoebb

22:15 PM, 16th January 2021
About A week ago

Benefit tenants - This is why Landlords aren't taking You!

Thanks Mick, and others for the comments. So what is the solution - other than restarting normal eviction procedures? Would it be:
1) Change DWP rules so that at the beginning of the tenancy the tenant can *irrevocably* request that the housing element of UC be paid directly to the landlord for so long as the tenant is legally liable for the rent and entitled to UC.
2) Have some combination of government, charities (Shelter) and private individuals put up a substantial deposit on behalf of those on benefits. And/or accept liability up to some set amount if damage is done to the property.
3) Have a better mechanism for tracking individuals and claiming repayment of what they owe, whether they are working or on benefits (knowing this is the case is likely to make them more careful whilst in residence).
4) Allowing quarterly inspections even if the tenant does not give permission
5) Instituting speeded up possession procedures for tenants who are damaging the property or engaging in anti-social behaviour.

I welcome your feedback. It would be good to have a clear, reasonable, list of requests around which landlords can campaign.

Thanks.... Read More

TinaShoebb

14:34 PM, 15th January 2021
About A week ago

Tenant Reference Requested?

The only way to ensure a tenant is properly referenced is to do it yourself!... Read More

TinaShoebb

20:10 PM, 9th November 2020
About 3 months ago

European Tenants?

The chances of them being required to leave are extremely slim. Boris is quite pro immigration and asking them to leave would be politically explosive... Read More