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    Failed Legal System

    https://www.gov.uk/government/public...land-and-wales

    TLDR; Be very, very careful about who you let your property to.

    #2
    Well yes. And not really worth reading. Not to put too fine a point on it - we have law which facilitates
    a) crime
    b) abuse of neighbours and whole blocks of flats
    c) abuse of co-(joint)-tenants

    But it does help a very small subset of the worst type of scum crooks that Shelter seems to regard as representing the interests of all tenants (the other 98.2%) whist detrimenting everyone else.

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      #3
      Yeah, I mean the market is pretty juicy for a professional rent dodger who knows the system, you can easily get a years free accommodation if you can scam a landlord once every 12 months....

      I do feel like COVID is bringing about a lot of change to the legal system though, remote hearings are now the norm and after the judicial system has adapted to this, I hope to see an increase of efficiency in litigation, as we stop sending triplicate physical paperwork and attending court for case management hearings and move to emails and 5-minute remote directions hearings.

      Feels like change is coming.

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        #4
        Somehow I don't think we are moving to a great new efficient legal system, and lots of the legal structure (the leasehold property FTT for example) has just about ceased tom exist despite feeble protects to the contrary. It is an absolute disgrace that the FTT which is the only body to which many critical and sometimes lethal cases can go has been moribund for nearly a year. Disgraceful.

        I think what emerges from all this is a flipped world with the UK as a near third world decrepit country, the USA somewhere in the middle, and China/India and to a leesser extent Japan as the major forces in the new world order.

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          #5
          Originally posted by hybrice View Post

          Yeah, I mean the market is pretty juicy for a professional rent dodger who knows the system, you can easily get a years free accommodation if you can scam a landlord once every 12 months....

          I do feel like COVID is bringing about a lot of change to the legal system though

          Feels like change is coming.
          This is the silver lining of Covid for the chancer or scammer........ the govt are falling over themselves to protect the tenant, but it is going too far and will lead to a slow reduction of LL's from the PRS.

          As a LL with a few properties which will be mortgage free in a few years, in my middle years and ready to retire (but not reliant upon the rental income) i would not take the chance of getting a wrong un and having years of hassle when i should be taking it easy and enjoying my hard work........ i understand its an individual decision but the market is simply not friendly anymore and i will be taking a step back and selling when my current tenants (excellent by the way) decide to leave.

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            #6
            It's the government that's failed, the legal system does what it's told in this case.
            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
              My suspicion is the government knows that successive governments, starting with the Tories but enthusiastically embraced by new labour, have stoked the housing market because of all the juicy job and tax spin offs you get when people see property not as a necessity of life, but as an investment. The result is home ownership is out of the reach of millions. Rental is effectively their only option and to reduce the risk of a critical mass of rebelling, they are trying to make renting more acceptable and in some cases weaponising tenants. And yes I do realise the irony of me, a landlord, saying this.

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                #8
                I'm starting to think I should have voted for Corbyn. He could hardly have done a better job at ruining the economy or the PRS. Time to start growing bananas.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Lots on View Post
                  The result is home ownership is out of the reach of millions. Rental is effectively their only option and to reduce the risk of a critical mass of rebelling, they are trying to make renting more acceptable
                  How true, a family conversation today on this very subject, my '' kids '' although adults are in the same boat, house prices going only upwards, we, as a family, are looking at all options to get together a large enough lump sum for both of them to be able to get onto the market in the next year or so, my children are lucky........ but many out there have parents who do not own even their own home let alone multiple BTL's are totally up the creek.

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                    #10
                    Ha ha ha well that's my amusement for the day...."I should have voted for Corbyn".....
                    Unshackled by the chains of idle vanity, A modest manatee, that's me

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