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14:02 PM, 19th September 2019
About 2 months ago

Council Bonds and S21 Court Costs

I have many a time requested that the deposit be used in lieu of rent arrears and this has always been granted by the judge.
When you say "Bond Money", do you mean a bond provided by the council or are you referring to the deposit. If it is a bond from council or other body, I don't believe you normally request the judge for this but if ordered by a judge then, I cannot see how the council can argue with this however if not ordered, I think you would have to argue the point with the council who I don't think would be cooperative considering that they are the ones that would have to pay out. I guess you could report them to the Local Government Ombudsman.... Read More


8:46 AM, 11th September 2019
About 2 months ago

Does the council have the right to check all of my property?

Reply to the comment left by Annie Landlord at 10/09/2019 - 18:05
Before you join the NLA or RLA, I suggest you join the National Landlords Alliance and speak to Larry Sweeny, he is far more helpful and will more than likely be able to assist you in getting the council to back off... Read More


11:49 AM, 10th September 2019
About 2 months ago

ARLA - Do not charge tenants for arranging repairs

If there was a clause in the Tenancy agreement stating that it is the tenant's responsibility to clear blocked toilets, sinks, drains, etc. after say one month (to ensure there was no blockage in the first place) into the tenancy, surely this should be ok as the Landlord would not be charging the tenant in anyway and the tenant would be paying a contractor for works the tenant is responsible for.

Any thoughts on this? Seems ok to me.... Read More


11:39 AM, 10th September 2019
About 2 months ago

Bank of England economists base theory on Generation Rent claptrap

I would have thought, that if landlords sell up as it is a less lucrative business, although the current number of residential properties remain the same, there would be far less house building as there would be fewer landlords buying properties and far less investment in housing which would only add to the problem of housing. So in effect, the less houses that are built where demand for more houses are increasing, the rents would go up... Read More


15:50 PM, 22nd August 2019
About 3 months ago

Another reason not to accept tenants on benefits: a case study

Reply to the comment left by Bernadette Hughes at 22/08/2019 - 00:08The form is a UC47 form. I cannot advise you to agree to have the rent paid to you but I personally would love to be in the position where I have the choice of the rent being paid to me. I would without hesitation request that the rent is paid to me as on a balance of risks from past experience, I would feel much safer that the rent is paid to me as, I believe the risk of not being paid by the tenant is much higher and have tried on many occasions with agreement with the tenant to have the rent paid to me but have not been successful until such time as the rent is two months in arrears.
I would be very interested if there is anyone out there who knows a method of ensuring that UC makes payment directly to the landlord on every occasion if the tenant is agreeable with this.
I have had cases in the past where tenants on housing benefit started work and did not inform me or the council and the Housing Benefit continued to be paid to me until they were found out. The council tried to recover the money from me however, I informed them that I was not aware that the tenant had started work and under the circumstances did not have to pay back the monies.
I would assume that the same would apply to UC.... Read More