Fen Jen

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 1st December 2014


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 20

Fen Jen

10:39 AM, 7th May 2019
About A year ago

IEA paper - Tax measures that discriminate against private rented housing

Yes we all know that but the government couldn't care less. It gives them massive income to solve their crisis and at the same time solves their housing crisis so they think as the new additional section 21 removal means that tenants can stay in properties for many months without paying rent as housing benefit does not cover the full cost of rent and section 8 takes for ever. Also councils in London are now building massive blocks for rent only with housing associations so they are determined to remove the private landlord from the market completely.... Read More

Fen Jen

12:20 PM, 26th April 2019
About 2 years ago

Parliamentlive.tv - Work and Pensions Committee 'No DSS' debate

There are good and bad housing benefit tenants, but the risk of default and damage is significantly higher. Why should private landlords take the risk if the government will not even pay the full amount of the rent.... Read More

Fen Jen

10:40 AM, 6th March 2019
About 2 years ago

DPS and TPO giving contradicting advice and reviews?

It is not worth trying to gain redress from tenants who are in default of a tenancy agreement or for the damage they might have caused. Gong to arbitration or tribunals only cost you more money. The Tenants have all the advantages and the Landlord none Landlords just have to cut their losses effect repairs and let again. My advice would be to select the tenants yourself in future and not use agents.... Read More

Fen Jen

12:15 PM, 4th March 2019
About 2 years ago

Government to assist vulnerable with PRS deposits or first month's rent

Well if the mortgage companies agree to accept DSS and the government pays the full rent direct then maybe it might be possible to house DSS tenants. Stopping it being put in the advert wont make any difference as landlord has choice who he rents to and he will rent to whoever can pay. Jenny... Read More

Fen Jen

10:54 AM, 11th January 2019
About 2 years ago

The terrible position councils put benefit renters in

Cllr Ryan needs to realise that it is the benefit system that is the issue not the private landlords. If we could be sure that the housing benefit would be enough to cover the rent and that it would be paid for the duration of the tenancy then of course we would rent to a working single mother. However perhaps the mother should realise she cannot afford to live in London and move to a cheaper area where the rent would be covered by her income and child benefit. I have every sympathy because she is trying to make a living. It is the benefit system that is crap. Why do they insist in all areas of benefit in not paying enough for people to survive and then blame the landlords. Landlords have their mortgages and tax to pay. Doubtless the single mother pays very little tax compared to the landlord.... Read More