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    Looking for a good landlord.

    Hello,
    I have been looking to find a two bedroom property (flat/house) for the last couple of weeks that accepts DSS. The property will not be for me but for my folks (mum and dad).

    My parents are looking for a quiet area preferably north west London. They are well maintained very strict on hygiene and 100% when it comes to the rent, I can assure you that references provided will be excellent as they are very good tenants.

    My dad suffered an unfortunate illness which forced him to retire. The current property where they live is situated in a very busy high street where the noise is unbearable, hence the reason why they are looking to move.

    Please pm me if there is someone who is looking to help.

    Thank you

    #2
    I have other tenants in similar situations to your parents. Would they like to live in Norfolk or Suffolk - these are the only areas I invest in. There are some nice small country towns I'm familar with.

    I do not have any vacancies - my tenants have almost all been with me for years. But I may be willing to buy a house for them to move into. I'd like to invest some more now when its a buyer's market.

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      Moy
      I've been reading the posts on this forum of tenants who stop paying rent when receiving notice to leave.
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      theartfullodger
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      Moy
      He is self employed and knows what can and cannot be claimed tax wise. The house has been fully rewired with mains smoke/fire detectors. Co2 detectors will be fitted, gas central heating services with gsc issued.
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      theartfullodger
      Join RLA or NLA and do one of there introductory courses on being a landlord. That will cost you less in time & money than what you save.

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      jpkeates
      Don't rent to anyone paying the rent with housing benefits.
      There are people who specialise in that market.
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      Moy
      Moira, place in Ireland, my father was born in Ireland.
      my husband is restoring a cottage which will be rented out when it's finished and I'm curious of the different scenarios that can and do present themselves when letting property.
      its been a long time since I was a student!
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      16-01-2018, 09:40 AM
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      theartfullodger
      Moy: (I know a placed called Moy in the Scottish Highlands...)

      So are you tenant, agent, solicitor, student on a project or just asking??

      Housing benefit dept should not stop payments (to tenant or landlord) just because an s21 has been served. But what they actually do is...
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      Moy
      Hi Artful, 'notice to leave' were my words to generalise all notices including S8 S21 etc. I'm not a landlord(landlady?) Yet so terminology is a little weak.
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      theartfullodger
      What do you mean by a "notice to leave"? Usually the only valid notices for ASTs are s8 or s21.

      The tenant is always responsible for paying all the rent. Regardless of HB being paid or not. Sue tenant for rent owed.
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