Thursday, 31 July 2014

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  • Posted in: Problem tenants

    F451's post | 06/01/2012 3:07 pm

    I think Nonny you'll find the benefit cap will deal with that for such landlords as all they need to do is wait for the arrear to occur and then evict - might take a couple of months, the tenant may have been a good tenant for years, but as soon as they become an 'evil benefit claimant' they can be thus evicted, deemed intentionally homeless, and move to the nearest gutter.

    This isn't a dig at landlords, but clearly the evil that is our government.

  • Posted in: Problem tenants

    F451's post | 06/01/2012 12:33 pm

    So you don't think that they should have resolved the matter through individual negotiation Jono?

    Oddly, the same laws that protect the tenant from unfair eviction protect the lanldord from losing their property from unfair occupation. The issue then is one of expediency. Something that I'm sure you will relate to Jono - part of the reason the process takes as long as it does is the presumption that the parties should resolve the matter through individual negotiation. As the law supports your basic rule of life, is the law wrong or right in this matter?

  • Posted in: Problem tenants

    F451's post | 05/01/2012 1:28 pm

    Wendy - you don't make it clear about the size of property your tenants are renting. Is it self contained flat, in which case your rent levels seem reasonable?

    Regardless, what is your opinion of the benefit cap - is that going to make the situation better or worse (i.e. will more landlords suffer your experience or less in your opinion?)

    The other thing that would be interesting to learn from you is whether you think those landlords currently charing thousands per week (in certain cases) will reduce their rents as a result of the cap, or simply wait for their tenants to default and evict them?

    We lack private landlord views on these matters on this forum, so it would be great to hear yours.

  • Posted in: The maddly twittering twit

    F451's post | 03/01/2012 5:16 pm

    Others would include:

    Tossing the Homesearcher

    Rowing the Galley (Shapps favourite!)

    The Announcement Relay

  • Posted in: Minister needs to stop whinging!

    F451's post | 03/01/2012 3:28 pm

    Apologies for the missing 'P' - I think someone must have taken it!

  • Posted in: Minister needs to stop whinging!

    F451's post | 03/01/2012 3:27 pm

    Perhaps now the anniversary of the Shapps RTB relaunch has passed it is time to remember the anniversary of his attemt to grab a second home whilst robbing the poor of theirs.

    Some things are too disgraceful to be allowed to be forgotten.

  • Posted in: The maddly twittering twit

    F451's post | 03/01/2012 3:08 pm

    What games could there be - the removal van sprint, the handcart hurdles, the homeless dash?

    What hypocrisy from the man who the very next day set out to oversee his Social Cleansing policy rolled out. But will the streets be clear enough of the 'underserving' poor to make way for his people to play in?

  • Posted in: The maddly twittering twit

    F451's post | 03/01/2012 3:06 pm

    As part of his New Years' Eve missive Grant Shapps said:

    "As the country starts warming up for the 2012 Olympics, I want to be sure that no one has to wrestle with bureaucracy to be able to mark the occasion in style.

    "So I'm today calling on communities to make it their New Year's resolution to get on the starting line and prepare for their own street games. And because all too often red tape gets in the way of these events taking place, I want councils to make it their goal in 2012 to high jump over regulations and fly the flag for those neighbourhoods wanting to take part.

    "Hosting street games will both help towards securing an enduring legacy for London 2012 of greater participation in sport, and give everyone a chance to take part in a fitting tribute to the Olympics. I would urge councils and communities across the country to start planning now."

  • Posted in: Police or External Regulatory Organisation to investigate?

    F451's post | 03/01/2012 11:57 am

    If the matter is not within their fraud detection/prevention procedure, or indeed not within their disciplinary procedure - i.e. they have no cause to consider wrongdoing has occured - then they have no reason to take the course of action you expect of them.

    The only course of additional investigation is if you refer the facts you possess of the matter to the appropriate authority, be that either the ombudsman or the police - however if it is the latter then surely thise would have been your first port of call not your last!

  • Posted in: Problem tenants

    F451's post | 23/12/2011 9:36 am

    Quite so nonny - Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a private landlord turning away a heavily pregnant young lady and her husband, before renting them a space in a filthy stable at 80%MR!

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