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    Eviction database/ Register

    Please does anyone know if there's a database or register to previous evictions.

    I am investigating a current tenant who used fraudulent information to gain a tenancy.
    Also, I will gladly warn other Agencies or reference database about this rogue tenant.

    The fraud:

    Using false address to obtain a clean credit report.
    Presenting a newly issued Student visa and avoiding a previous landlord reference claiming no previous Uk Renting history.

    The lettings agents helped this rogue tenant.

    I think there was a previous eviction but I dont know how to access this or the previous landlord.

    I need this information to prove the fraud case.

    #2
    No there is no such database - that would make out lives too easy.

    When in doubt when a tenant is presented to you by an agent do your own checks. Ask to see 6 months bank statements and meet the tenant directly, look at the person on social media (you could do that now) and even google their name - it often shows up county court cases for drink and drive and all sorts of things reported in the local press.



    Freedom at the point of zero............

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      #3
      Yes there is a register of previous FTT decisions on eviction and other matters: Searchable for both tenant & landlord: In Scotland. See..
      https://www.housingandpropertychambe...unal-decisions

      Come on Engerland, catch up!
      I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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        #4
        Originally posted by Lasttimelandlord View Post
        Please does anyone know if there's a database or register to previous evictions.
        No, and it's likely that such a register would be illegal.

        What benefit did the tenant obtain from their deception (assuming it was deception).
        When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
        Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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          #5
          @artfullodger ...thank you

          @ Jpkeates....4 months in rent arrears was the benefit from deception...tenant still not moving out even though she said she will leave 3rd April..

          thank you interlaken

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            #6
            Originally posted by Lasttimelandlord View Post
            .............4 months in rent arrears was the benefit from deception...............
            So you'll have served at least 4 valid s8 arrears notices, copied to council & won't be giving a reference unless a full, honest, one? Please let us know if that is your position?
            I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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              #7
              Giving false information to you or the agent isn't necessarily related to not paying rent.
              Fraud is quite a complex crime to define - the deception and the dishonesty have to be simultaneous.

              So if the tenant gave false information in order to secure the tenancy intending to pay rent and then was unable to, it wouldn't necessarily be a fraud.

              I'm not saying that's what happened, but it's why this kind of register is so difficult.
              Your tenant hasn't been found guilty in a court, so accusing them of fraud is quite risky.
              When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
              Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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                #8
                I often use 192.com to trace prospective tenants , if it comes back as none traceable I would give such a tenant a clear no , never rely on agents unless they are reputable and as already suggested I would independently ask for the last three months payslips and six months bank statements and check if the pay slips correspond with the bank credit and also do they operate on a running overdraft and if the tenant refuses there must be a reason and therefore refuse the Tenancy ,remember they need you and not the other way round.

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                  #9
                  @Artfullodger ...not a dss tenant..but yes possession hearing delyed by covid19..but thanks..Do I need to inform Council of rent arrears if it not council tenant..s21 and s8 g8 issued before covid19 legislation..

                  @jpkeates...without deception supported by the lettings agents tenant would not get tenancy...
                  Accidental landlord, first and last time unfortunately...
                  Lessons learnt ... but I have good case against the agents at the TPO...sufficient evidence to prove tge deception/ fraud..
                  Anyone had experience with TPO and lettings again

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Lasttimelandlord View Post
                    @artfullodger ...thank you

                    @ Jpkeates....4 months in rent arrears was the benefit from deception...tenant still not moving out even though she said she will leave 3rd April..

                    thank you interlaken
                    Not excusing her actions but she might be from one of the countries that has barred all incoming flights or those from the UK due to Covid. I have a similar tenant (student from India) who is stuck here because there aren't any commercial flights to India since mid-March and until the foreseeable future. He's run out of money so we've agreed on 50% rent which (thankfully) he is paying, at least until now.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Lasttimelandlord View Post
                      ...without deception supported by the lettings agents tenant would not get tenancy...
                      Accidental landlord, first and last time unfortunately...
                      Lessons learnt ... but I have good case against the agents at the TPO...sufficient evidence to prove tge deception/ fraud..
                      Anyone had experience with TPO and lettings again
                      You'll need to exhaust the complaints procedure of whichever redress scheme the agent belongs to before the TPO get involved (unless the redress scheme is the TPO).
                      https://selfserve.tpos.co.uk
                      When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
                      Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Lasttimelandlord View Post
                        @Artfullodger ...not a dss tenant................
                        Apart from the DSS having been dissolved in 2001, what on earth has dss (or any other benefit..) got to do with this matter, please?

                        Artful: In receipt of benefits (old...)
                        I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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                          #13
                          @artfullodger... you said report to council. Im not a social housing landlord. not sure what you meant by inform council. Do private housing landlords have to report rent arrears to council?

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                            #14
                            To ensure council understand he is being evicted due to arrears and thus gets as little advice as possible and not rehoused. You'd not want to waste scarce council resource - which we pay for.

                            And no reference or only give him a full, honest one.
                            I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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                              #15
                              thanks @ artfullodger

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