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    DSS Welcome! Landlord workaround for No DSS?

    Anyone else noticed this increasingly cropping up in houses to rent adverts. In some ways it's actually a hell of a lot more useful than the No DSS banner than used to live within them in that it points the DSS tenants to landlords who are actually interested in them, and we can make an assumption those that aren't interested in DSS tennants won't have anything related to the issue in their job advertisements.

    If this is becoming standard practise it may seem that infamous ban on No DSS advertisements may have actually made the whole process far better for both sides, will those who were angered about it accept this? All that time and money on court cases just for everyone to come up with a less direct way of stating the same thing? A waste of time?

    #2
    My workaround is as it has always been....... wages slips, employers references etc, and when i interview them i ask the necessary questions to ensure i understand what job they have and how long they have been doing it..... i have never had to put '' NO DSS '' on any advert but still managed to avoid all who claim. It is not an issue for me.

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      #3
      I'm the same as Hudson01. And I've put my rents up to above the LHA. Some of my rents have been really low, but as tenants leave I'm putting the rents up. The house I have available at the moment used to be £450 pcm. Thanks to all the anti-landlord taxes etc, the rent is now £550 and above LHA rate. A similar but smaller house just round the corner is £625 pcm (and tenanted) and not in as good condition.

      I also ask for a guarantor for both employed and unemployed people and state a minimum income for both T and G.

      If asked whether I accept DSS I say I accept HB or UC/HE. One young lady (on her own and pregnant and unemployed) tried to argue the toss that because I said I accepted HB I should accept her with her total income, from benefits, of £5k pa. I had to explain to her in the most simple terms that she had to actually have enough money coming in to cover the rent and live on ie the amount stated in the advert.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Berlingogirl View Post
        One young lady (on her own and pregnant and unemployed) tried to argue the toss that because I said I accepted HB I should accept her with her total income, from benefits, of £5k pa. I had to explain to her in the most simple terms that she had to actually have enough money coming in to cover the rent and live on ie the amount stated in the advert.
        I lament the failings of the state education system.

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          #5
          Write it like this:

          Żadnych beneficjentów świadczeń ani palaczy.

          No-one complains about that.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Hudson01 View Post

            I lament the failings of the state education system.
            And her mother not telling her if that goes there you'll grow a bump

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              #7
              There's a website that you can list your property on (i'm sure you know which one), I've recently advertised a property, even though there is a check box to select "No Dss" if you do tick it, then a pop up message comes up saying your information will automatically be sent to the DWP since you are now discriminating people.

              I also tried to increase my rents above the LHA rates, unfortunately I still have a lot more enquiries all of who are on DSS, when asked how they would pay the difference majority of they said they would find a way.....


              Anyway still haven't got anyone with a Job enquiring.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Berlingogirl View Post

                And her mother not telling her if that goes there you'll grow a bump
                I lament the bloke not knowing what a condom on his cock does . . .

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by JK0 View Post
                  Write it like this:

                  Żadnych beneficjentów świadczeń ani palaczy.

                  No-one complains about that.
                  Discrimination against non Polish speakers? (OK non Polish readers).

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by nukecad View Post

                    Discrimination against non Polish speakers? (OK non Polish readers).
                    But if you write the advert in English, aren't you then discriminating against non English readers?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by JK0 View Post
                      But if you write the advert in English, aren't you then discriminating against non English readers?
                      Yes, but that's generally alowed in English speaking countries.
                      (But look at NHS, and DWP, leaflets and all the translations sent out with those).

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Berlingogirl View Post
                        If asked whether I accept DSS I say I accept HB or UC/HE. One young lady (on her own and pregnant and unemployed) tried to argue the toss...
                        Why are you arguing in the first place? If an enquirer doesn't fit the criteria they simply don't get a reply.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by ash72 View Post
                          There's a website that you can list your property on (i'm sure you know which one), I've recently advertised a property, even though there is a check box to select "No Dss" if you do tick it, then a pop up message comes up saying your information will automatically be sent to the DWP since you are now discriminating people.

                          I also tried to increase my rents above the LHA rates, unfortunately I still have a lot more enquiries all of who are on DSS, when asked how they would pay the difference majority of they said they would find a way.....


                          Anyway still haven't got anyone with a Job enquiring.
                          Wow! really! Considering there is no DSS anymore you're not discriminating against anyone. Divvies.

                          I'm still getting unemployed hopefuls enquiring.

                          I've had quite a few people with jobs applying and a few viewings. I'm not in a rush to let it. I'd rather have the right person.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by ash72 View Post
                            There's a website that you can list your property on (i'm sure you know which one), I've recently advertised a property, even though there is a check box to select "No Dss" if you do tick it, then a pop up message comes up saying your information will automatically be sent to the DWP since you are now discriminating people.
                            Just pretending that is true for a minute, why on earth would the DWP be even slightly interested?

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by JK0 View Post

                              But if you write the advert in English, aren't you then discriminating against non English readers?


                              Well, it is largely an alien, imported, foreign language. My father would remind me his parents, my grandparents, were beaten at school if they ever had the affrontery to speak their native Welsh.

                              Best wishes to all, whatever your origin, tounge, background etc etc etc.
                              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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