16/12/2011 12:55 pm
My tenants started caliming LHA housing benefit in September, payments have been made direct to them but they have not paid me. I have contacted the LHA after arrears got to 7 weeks , they suspended payments and now they have asked them to to contact LHA. I am owed over a £1000. I only rent the one property which was my former home and immaculate throughout. I have started section 8 proceedings but am aware this will take months to get a court date. I feel I am in a no win situation as I pay morgage on this home and now I am financially struggling. I have read some views on private landlords reeping benefits etc, but trust me there are 2 sides to every coin. I will never rent my home to DSS again, as this system is appalling. Landlords have no rights as far as I am concerned. I am owed money and they are still allowed to live in my house until I can legally get them out which will again cost me for court fees. The system is wrong, its my property yet I dont have any legal rights. Tenants are allowed to breach tenancy aggreements yet we cannot do a thing.