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Post  Major on Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:20 pm

A couple who claim benefits and were hoping to rent a room were told to 'get a job and stop sucking the life out of the country' by a man who was advertising a room to rent.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4774574/Couple-benefits-furious-rejected-landlord.html#ixzz4pHN47qKN 
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IMHO it is not easy separating the genuine needy from scammers.

Is the landlord being harsh????
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Post  fatbob5 on Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:10 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:A couple who claim benefits and were hoping to rent a room were told to 'get a job and stop sucking the life out of the country' by a man who was advertising a room to rent.

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IMHO it is not easy separating the genuine needy from scammers.

Is the landlord being harsh????
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Post  Flap Zappa on Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:17 am

nope, he is being honest. I would not want those on benefits renting my place as the rent is no longer paid direct to the landlord, which means they can into arrears by not paying and you can lose quite a lot of money before you can kick them out.
My current tenant is on a monthly rolling contract and he has to give me a months notice and I have to give him 2. He chose that option as for the first year it was a years contract and the notice period was 3 months for me.
My agents credit checked him and have taken a deposit and a months rent so if I did have to kick him out and he didn't pay I would not lose too much. He works I might add.
the tenant before him was a student and I normally would not take them either, but she was a chinese girl who happily paid a year up front along with the deposits.

My place has been rented out to 3 people now over the last 7 years and apart from the first couple nicking my curtains, I got the money back from their deposit, I have had no problems with tenants.

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Post  harvesmom on Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:29 am

I agree with him. I rent out a house and  last time I rented to a woman on benefits. She was a single parent,  had 2 children, one who was disabled (ADHD)  and she herself was claiming disability benefits as she was agoraphobic. She had someone paid for by the benefits agency to do her shopping for her, take her children to school, she had a disability car (work that out if you cant leave the house) She had a full time carer (I later found out this was her girlfriend as after 2 children she had come out as a lesbian).

 She wouldnt let me in to do inspections and reported me to Social Services saying I was invading her privacy ???? Then she stopped paying her rent which was paid directly to her and I lost 4 months rent trying to get her out. Although she actually nailed up the letter box to stop me serving notice on her. 

Never again would I take on anyone who was on benefits. I am so sure there are genuine people out there but unfortunately I sit on a local landlords committee, and for every genuine person there are 10 that are just out to fleece the system. 

I later found out through friends she has 5 horses which she goes to every morning and night even though she couldnt leave the house. Anyway. She did a runner in the end, leaving 3 big dogs which she wasn't supposed to have in the house. I found her new address through Finder Monkey, cant rate them highly enough if you need someone found. She paid in the end. I rehomed the dogs through a local rescue centre.
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Post  Flap Zappa on Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:37 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I agree with him. I rent out a house and  last time I rented to a woman on benefits. She was a single parent,  had 2 children, one who was disabled (ADHD)  and she herself was claiming disability benefits as she was agoraphobic. She had someone paid for by the benefits agency to do her shopping for her, take her children to school, she had a disability car (work that out if you cant leave the house) She had a full time carer (I later found out this was her girlfriend as after 2 children she had come out as a lesbian).

 She wouldnt let me in to do inspections and reported me to Social Services saying I was invading her privacy ???? Then she stopped paying her rent which was paid directly to her and I lost 4 months rent trying to get her out. Although she actually nailed up the letter box to stop me serving notice on her. 

Never again would I take on anyone who was on benefits. I am so sure there are genuine people out there but unfortunately I sit on a local landlords committee, and for every genuine person there are 10 that are just out to fleece the system. 

I later found out through friends she has 5 horses which she goes to every morning and night even though she couldnt leave the house. Anyway. She did a runner in the end, leaving 3 big dogs which she wasn't supposed to have in the house. I found her new address through Finder Monkey, cant rate them highly enough if you need someone found. She paid in the end. I rehomed the dogs through a local rescue centre.
I hope you informed the benefits agency of your discoveries as well.

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Post  Major on Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:05 pm

Some just believe our country owes them a living.
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Post  nicko on Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:52 pm

My eldest Son bought a house with his gratuity when he left the army, his Mortgage has about 3 years to go.   In all the time he's been renting his house he's never been to look at it !  When I said he should go and check,  he said "it's all right the agents would let me know if there was anything wrong.   I think he's a prat but he wont have it !
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Post  Major on Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:08 pm

Agents who do that sort of management never go near the bleeding place.

Have a precise leasing agreement with high deposit and no one on benefits. 
No kids
No pets
No sub letting
No taking lodgers
No drugs
No noise

Take photographs on letting and after they leave
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Post  harvesmom on Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:01 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
I hope you informed the benefits agency of your discoveries as well.
Too right I did. And all the endless finance companies and catalogues she owed money to were informed of her new address as well.
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Post  fatbob5 on Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:15 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I agree with him. I rent out a house and  last time I rented to a woman on benefits. She was a single parent,  had 2 children, one who was disabled (ADHD)  and she herself was claiming disability benefits as she was agoraphobic. She had someone paid for by the benefits agency to do her shopping for her, take her children to school, she had a disability car (work that out if you cant leave the house) She had a full time carer (I later found out this was her girlfriend as after 2 children she had come out as a lesbian).

 She wouldnt let me in to do inspections and reported me to Social Services saying I was invading her privacy ???? Then she stopped paying her rent which was paid directly to her and I lost 4 months rent trying to get her out. Although she actually nailed up the letter box to stop me serving notice on her. 

Never again would I take on anyone who was on benefits. I am so sure there are genuine people out there but unfortunately I sit on a local landlords committee, and for every genuine person there are 10 that are just out to fleece the system. 

I later found out through friends she has 5 horses which she goes to every morning and night even though she couldnt leave the house. Anyway. She did a runner in the end, leaving 3 big dogs which she wasn't supposed to have in the house. I found her new address through Finder Monkey, cant rate them highly enough if you need someone found. She paid in the end. I rehomed the dogs through a local rescue centre.
What if they were Ex-Military though ?
On welfare due to PTSD or a physical injury
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Post  Flap Zappa on Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:02 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:My eldest Son bought a house with his gratuity when he left the army, his Mortgage has about 3 years to go.   In all the time he's been renting his house he's never been to look at it !  When I said he should go and check,  he said "it's all right the agents would let me know if there was anything wrong.   I think he's a prat but he wont have it !
my agents send me a report every 6 months with pictures of any problems. they visit the place and have a look around.

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