Registered with Property118.com
Monday 10th August 2020

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 13


23:09 PM, 27th February 2021, About 11 months ago


19:37 PM, 27th January 2021, About A year ago

How do I collect arrears from Universal Credit?

I cannot understand why the government does not institute direct payments as suggested above. Does anyone know? Are any of the landlords organisations mounting a campaign on this? It would benefit tenants and landlords alike.... Read More


22:01 PM, 18th January 2021, About A year ago

Breathing Space for tenants?

So this is the most recent version

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


2:23 AM, 18th January 2021, About A year 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


22:15 PM, 16th January 2021, About A year 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