Roanch 21

Registered with Property118.com
Sunday 7th December 2014


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 96

Roanch 21

12:53 PM, 29th October 2020
About 3 months ago

Can private landlords refuse to let to Housing Benefit claimants?

Reply to the comment left by Tessa Shepperson at 14/10/2020 - 17:54
What is this country coming to where someone can be on benefits for 10 years? maybe going off topic now but I thought welfare was meant to be a temporary helping hand, not a permanent way of life. In my humble opinion anyone relying on benefits for decades would not be a suitable, responsible, honest enough candidate to be trusted with safekeeping of £100,000 asset.

And I'm not discriminating against long term disabled people. Surely It's discriminatory to assume that they can't work and fend for themselves because of their disability. After all half the country is currently working from home - it's possible.... Read More

Roanch 21

12:25 PM, 29th October 2020
About 3 months ago

Can private landlords refuse to let to Housing Benefit claimants?

For me I treat it as any other business would. I've previously let to HB and UC claimants and have a history of not receiving full payment. Effectively as any business would I've placed these customers (ie the Governement) on Hold until they've paid up.

Surely I'm allowed to do this?

Also my local council provides a deposit bond for certain people. It sounds great until you try and claim and they dispute very single photo, every receipt, evry quote whilst refusing to get off their asses and come and see for themselves. So to summarise I have tried these and found again that I end up being owed money by the council. As a result I now choose not to accept worthless bits of paper instead of deposits. Most of these people would be on benefits. Can I choose to do this?... Read More

Roanch 21

21:13 PM, 15th October 2018
About 2 years ago

Shelter: single mothers, bullying and how to delay eviction

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 12/10/2018 - 11:39
"Does anyone have a test case?"

I took my District Council to the Ombudsman and they found in my favour. Sort of. The person sitting behind the desk at my District Council calling themselves the Councils Homelessness Advisor turned out to be contracted by the COUNTY Council. And my complaint was made against the district council so was invalid. In their final response to the Ombudsman my District Council is shocked and appalled that this person could give out such bad advice from within their offices but it is unable to do anything at all as they are separate organisation and outside of their control. So they still allow them to sit their and dish out the same appalling advice several years later. LOL... Read More

Roanch 21

21:02 PM, 15th October 2018
About 2 years ago

Shelter: single mothers, bullying and how to delay eviction

Reply to the comment left by John Frith at 12/10/2018 - 14:17
"What's so attractive about Council accommodation .... "

It's the Holy Grail for them. It's cheap (well below market rent), It's guaranteed for your life and the life of your off spring!, it's maintenance and responsibility free (want a new kitchen - no problem, just abuse and ruin the old one and tell them what colour you want).... Read More

Roanch 21

20:58 PM, 15th October 2018
About 2 years ago

Shelter: single mothers, bullying and how to delay eviction

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 12/10/2018 - 11:39
Not an expert on this but I've suffered due to this. From my research I believe it is legally wrong (a tort) for anyone (council / shelter) to interfere in a legally valid contract between 2 other parties. If so is their constant and systemic interference an avenue for us to pursue?... Read More