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    #76
    The policy of my LA is to tell tenants to stay put until the day before the bailiff is due.

    The problem none working tenants have is that most private landlords will not take them and the majority of properties will be more expensive than the housing element of their benefits so they are far more likely to turn to the LA as a last resort.

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      #77
      Originally posted by jpkeates View Post
      Anyone who has received a section 21 notice and goes to their local authority for advice (and, usually, housing) will almost invariably be told to wait until a court has made a possession order before doing anything to help the tenant.

      There are three reasons for this:
      Local authorities are short of resources to help tenants.
      Many s21 notices aren't valid (they are difficult to get right, particularly for an inexperienced landlord).
      Many local authorities have no court hearings related to possession orders for months - often the issue just goes away as far as the LA is concerned.

      I don't see any reason why a tenant being on UC would have any impact on this at all.
      Other than boletus contention that they are more likely to have rent arrears than non UC recipients.
      Its because the chance that they will bot leave when told is higher. If you need to evict a tenant and they are on UC then the chance is higher that they will refuse to leave which starts a long and costly legal battle.

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        #78
        Originally posted by SouthernDave View Post
        Its because the chance that they will bot leave when told is higher. If you need to evict a tenant and they are on UC then the chance is higher that they will refuse to leave which starts a long and costly legal battle.
        Any evidence to support that?

        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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          #79
          Originally posted by jpkeates View Post
          Any evidence to support that?
          Yes, my sister is an estate agent and her company manages all our BTLs, every single one of her landlord clients doesn't want a UC tenant, all for exactly the same reason. Many of whom have lived through the problem and vow to never do it again. Its a regular conversation when we meet up.

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            #80
            So all those working people who are or will be eligible for some UC benefit are to be written off as unworthy?
            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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              #81
              Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
              So all those working people who are or will be eligible for some UC benefit are to be written off as unworthy?
              if that question is directed at me;
              depending on the specific nature of their income, a decision would be made, luckily, i have been able to be picky on who i have as tenants. the majority of the pool of renters will be in receipt of some kind of benefits, if they were high rollers then they wouldn't need to rent. Its up to each individual landlords to make these commercial decisions, but personally, i go by the advice im given by my sister who has seen it all.

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                #82
                I hope she warns the landlords that their policies are now unlawful.
                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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                  #83
                  It was a general comment for anyone reading it, no thought of it being "aimed" at anyone.

                  Many end up in receipt of some benefit or other, often IMHO being at least as decent human beings as any highly paid employee, often doing more worthwhile & essential work

                  Best wishes to all.
                  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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                    #84
                    Originally posted by jpkeates View Post
                    I hope she warns the landlords that their policies are now unlawful.
                    The gov can legislate whatever they want, but they cant change peoples perceptions, and years of commercial experience.
                    These decisions are made on a business level, and the last time i checked my company number, it was a limited company and not a charity.
                    Its a huge shame, i wish the world wasn't the way it is. i listen to my father-in-law talk about the way things were 80 years ago and everyone seemed a lot more decent

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                      #85
                      Originally posted by jpkeates View Post
                      I hope she warns the landlords that their policies are now unlawful.
                      A decent lawyer could batter that nonsense into the long grass but no one would waste serious money bothering.

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                        #86
                        Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
                        So all those working people who are or will be eligible for some UC benefit are to be written off as unworthy?
                        No, just higher risk.

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                          #87
                          Originally posted by SouthernDave View Post
                          the way things were 80 years ago
                          I wish it was 1942.

                          I bet there was nothing bad happening in 1942.
                          There is a fine line between irony and stupidity. If I say something absurd please assume that I am being facetious.

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                            #88
                            Originally posted by doobrey View Post

                            I wish it was 1942.

                            I bet there was nothing bad happening in 1942.
                            Lol, nothing bad at all

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                              #89
                              Originally posted by AVJ113 View Post
                              As a total newb, what would be the one piece of advice you would give after your years of experience as a landlord?
                              Don't trust an agent to do things right.

                              Remember that in law the buck stops with the landlord, not with the agent.

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                                #90
                                Sound advice indeed.
                                There is a fine line between irony and stupidity. If I say something absurd please assume that I am being facetious.

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