Thursday, 24 April 2014

Problem tenants

Posted in: Need to Know | Ask the Experts

16/12/2011 12:55 pm

Unsuitable or offensive? Report this discussion

Sort: Newest first | Oldest first

Author

Message

Anonymous

Anonymous

06/02/2012 4:04 pm

Surely if you are a good landlord you will be good enough to choose the right tenants to rent to.  Have you ever asked yourself whether you are good a choosing tenants to rent to?  No one forced you to choose these tenants, so it;s nobody's elese fault if you are having trouble with them.

Unsuitable or offensive? Report this reply

Bill Douses

Bill Douses

Posts: 113

08/02/2012 9:21 am

nonny @ 4:04pm

I'm sure you're being an idiot purely because you can be on an anon internet forum without fear of reprisal and am sure you dont even believe in what you're posting, surely even you cant be that fuc*ing thick.

Unsuitable or offensive? Report this reply

Anonymous

Anonymous

08/02/2012 10:48 am

Bill Douses 08-02-12 9:21 am

"nonny @ 4:04pm

I'm sure you're being an idiot purely because you can be on an anon internet forum without fear of reprisal and am sure you dont even believe in what you're posting, surely even you cant be that fuc*ing thick."

Unsuitable or offensive? Report this reply

Anonymous

Anonymous

08/02/2012 10:58 am

I wonder how many others thought they could make a quick and a fast buck out of the system by jumping on the buy-to-let bandwagon only to find the realities of being a small private landlord has none of the profit nor glamour of the big private landlords and is just another scheme to separate fools from their money.

Fortunately there is a never ending supply of fools who think they can be the lords and live off of their tenants.

Welcome to the real world Wendy - but I'm sure you will still aspire, blame those beneath you, and grovel to those above.

Unsuitable or offensive? Report this reply

Anonymous

Anonymous

08/02/2012 11:25 am

the problem with many landlords big and small is after making lifetime careers and fortunes out of their tenants they can't stop blaming their tenants for allowing them to have a good life.

Unsuitable or offensive? Report this reply

F451

F451

Location: Europe
Posts: 182

08/02/2012 11:34 am

Am I right in concluding that the string of nonny contributers are tenants of the landlord exercising their right to reply?

If so - perhaps the nonnies would be up for sharing the reason the rent was not paid would be helpful to the rest of us on the forum to judge the rights and wrongs in the case.

That said - are posts detailing the processes of a court case legal?

Unsuitable or offensive? Report this reply

mfm

mfm

Posts: 35

08/02/2012 11:50 am

I think that many of the comments on here should simply be ignored as they are plain offensive without any basis behind them. 

The real issue here is that we have a housing crisis due to a lack of affordable housing being built and the end result is everyone blaming everyone else as a result.

Tenants need protection but so do landlords. Some landlords take advantage for a quick profit whilst others like this lady clearly aren't.

I personally would think twice about taking people on benefits (if I was a landlord) not because I would expect the tenants to cause problems but because the benefit system lets everyone down.

The only suggestion I can think of is that landlords who carry on taking LHA clients should perhaps try their council for tenants as long at that council runs a good scheme as they should be able to liaise with the benefit department to resolve problems quickly.

Unsuitable or offensive? Report this reply

F451

F451

Location: Europe
Posts: 182

08/02/2012 3:21 pm

Here here mrkfm

Unsuitable or offensive? Report this reply

Anonymous

Anonymous

10/02/2012 3:27 pm

But what real protection do land lords have? With Judges that see all tenants of social housing as vulnerable, uninformed and a section of society that needs to be wrapped in cotton wool. What is needed is robust action and a solid tenancy agreement.

Unsuitable or offensive? Report this reply

Anonymous

Anonymous

11/02/2012 10:49 am

----nonny 10-2-12 3:27 pm----"But what real protection do land lords have? With Judges that see all tenants of social housing as vulnerable, uninformed and a section of society that needs to be wrapped in cotton wool. What is needed is robust action and a solid tenancy agreement."---------If you read a bit of history of social housing you will find out that tenants were givens some rights because the abuse against them from their landlords was beyond control and completely inhumane

Unsuitable or offensive? Report this reply

Anonymous

Anonymous

11/02/2012 3:20 pm

I am fully aware of history, but its not fair to say that we have modern day Rachmans renting out slum properties is it?

Those laws are now outdated and dont recognise that the section of society they were set up to protect have now evolved, grown and become smarter, they know how to play the system and us land lords have our hands tied behind our back for up to 8 weeks before going before a judge, who can tell us to give the tenant another 4 weeks to prove themselves. Madness of the highest order. A rolling tenancy is the only way forward, reviewed on a 6 week period.

Unsuitable or offensive? Report this reply

Anonymous

Anonymous

11/02/2012 8:52 pm

---nonny 11-02/20 3:20=== "I am fully aware of history, but its not fair to say that we have modern day Rachmans renting out slum properties is it?

Those laws are now outdated and dont recognise that the section of society they were set up to protect have now evolved, grown and become smarter, they know how to play the system and us land lords have our hands tied behind our back for up to 8 weeks before going before a judge, who can tell us to give the tenant another 4 weeks to prove themselves. Madness of the highest order. A rolling tenancy is the only way forward, reviewed on a 6 week period."====

Why it is not fair to say we don't have modern day Rachmans?... According to you the tenants have evolved and grown and become smarter and know how to play the system. but you landlords have not, you landlords are still left in the stone age and maybe instead of becoming smarter you have become stupider? and renting out your modern version of slums for no money at all and no profit and just making losses?... Funny that until now I though that tenants were clients and landlords were providers and that the providers were making a living and a profit out of their clients. But according to you is the tenants who are making a profit out of landlords... Well, thanks very much for the enlightnment, I sure would love to be your tenant.

Unsuitable or offensive? Report this reply

Anonymous

Anonymous

12/02/2012 1:17 pm

How misguided you really are. If you had taken the time to read this thread you would see that Wendy's "tenants" I'd use the term criminals but I dont want to offend you too much as you seem to be a delicate little flower, you'd see these tenants stole from the state through not paying Wendy the LHA they had been recieving.

"Landlords have become stupider"? Really? Come on, you either have little understand of Housing Law or like most on here really cant see that tenants have more protection then landlords.

Unsuitable or offensive? Report this reply

View results 10 per page | 20 per page | 50 per page |

Rate this topic (3 average user rating)

  • 1 star out of 5
  • 2 stars out of 5
  • 3 stars out of 5
  • 4 stars out of 5
  • 5 stars out of 5

You must be signed in to rate.

Post a Reply

You must sign in to rate this topic or make a post

sign in register

Why not register?

Registration allows you to sign up for newsletters, comment on articles, add posts in the forums, quiz our panel of experts, and save articles and jobs in the My IH section.

Register now

Newsletter Sign-up

More Newsletters

Most active members

Most recent posts

  • From Housing Troll, 22/04/2014 2:12 pm in new homeswap tenancies instead of inheriting previous tenants?

    The Autumn 2014 deadline you speak of relates locally to you, there is no national change that would push this. If you are unsure, speak with the relevant housing association/local authority, otherwise my intial email to you stands.

  • posted Anonymously, 22/04/2014 10:06 am in Mutual Exchange Help

    Mazza, you must say "I'm sorry you are feeling uncertain about it, but the exchange is completed now. I wish you well. Goodbye".

  • posted Anonymously, 10/04/2014 8:27 am in Signed new agreement, but mistake in rent

    No they shouldn't, they should build new homes or invest in current stock improvements

  • From Housing Troll, 09/04/2014 11:08 am in Joint Tenancy

    You are not being bullied, the council is fulfilling its legal duty, although perhaps they have not explained this well enough?

  • From Housing Troll, 04/04/2014 3:40 pm in Mutual Exchange Withholding of Consent to Exchange

    Yes. It may well be the case the son succeeded due to a legal or contractual term, depending on the tenancy agreement. Perhaps it was even a policy decision which did not take the adpatations into account (unlikley but possible). 

  • From Miss Muffett, 02/04/2014 2:47 pm in Help with challnege of Service Charges??

    Sorry, typo in title - should obviously be challenge!!

  • From Eve Steadman, 25/03/2014 6:51 am in Terrible service from housing assoc

    Further to my previous post: I would like to form a contact/pressure group of Metropolitan residents (South), which includes my own area, Cambridge. Please spread the word and provide ideas as to how all those residents may be contacted, and how we could establish communication independedently of this forum. Do many or any residents read Metropolitan's Facebook page?

  • From Macca57, 24/03/2014 4:10 pm in Tenancy succession

    Many thanks for your reply, much appreciated

  • posted Anonymously, 24/03/2014 10:29 am in Service Charge Increase Legal? Moral?

    Legal: It is alawys a mistake to think of change of service charge cost as an increase - is it the correct cost for the services provided? & are those costs reasonable (i.e. for the service you recieve are the costs in the right ball park)

  • posted Anonymously, 21/03/2014 4:31 pm in Please help... Mutual exchange

    Enlightening.