Taking on housing benefit tenant, advice needed

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    Taking on housing benefit tenant, advice needed

    i will start by thanking everyone for the helpful advice i received last time i was on the forums. i managed to get rid of problem tenants and am now taking on a tenant on housing benefit.
    i got her thru an agent, she is a single mum and has been living in a hostel. the agent tells me he has done checks but i would like to do my own just to be sure she has a clean past.
    she is taking a years contract but agent says there will be a blick clause, and in his words this means i can issue section 21 after six months.
    i also would like like to know how to go about using a guarantor as the tenant will be getting the housing benefit and then paying it to me.
    And i would like to do an inventory but want to get it right so please advise how to go about it.
    agent says he can do it all for me but i just want to be sure every thing is done right so i dont get any problems in future. thanks in advance

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  • Reply to Section 21
    by Perce
    It is not clear yet what is going to happen with evictions. The ban may be extended till the end of the year. It is becoming almost impossible to evict a tenant. The government will make a decision shortly....
    29-05-2020, 20:24 PM
  • Section 21
    by zrux

    My tenant was struggling to pay rent, they wanted to move to council house. And asked me to serve notice.
    I served them the section 21 Notice on 28Apr2020 and gave them 4 months to vacate the property on 31-Aug

    Since then the tenant says he doesn't want to move out...
    28-05-2020, 13:18 PM
  • Reply to Section 21
    by MdeB
    Yes for S8G8, but for the discretionary grounds it is for the LL to persuade the judge....
    29-05-2020, 19:56 PM
  • Reply to Aiming to get a CCJ on ex tenant
    by Stew
    I understand you are upset but chase the person named on the lease, if they are together still it will impact the both of them so chasing for the CCJ on the named tenant will still impact the one not named as it will carry forward with them if they don't pay right away and when they try and rent again...
    29-05-2020, 18:55 PM
  • Aiming to get a CCJ on ex tenant
    by MadLL
    Apologies if I have posted this before, but I cannot find my original post, if I did indeed post!
    I rented my property to a tenant. I knew at the start of the tenancy that the partner planned to move in at a later date, although the tenant denied the partner ever moved in as I expect they did...
    29-05-2020, 17:30 PM
  • Reply to The tenant won't pay due rent
    by Perce

    I agree and this is a problem. Very difficult to find someone you can trust that they would do a good job.

    It looks like one has to become a solicitor first to be able to deal with solicitors. Solicitors forget half of the things you tell them, make errors, expect...
    29-05-2020, 18:52 PM
  • The tenant won't pay due rent
    by Uklondoner
    The tenant just told me he can't pay not even half and didn't apply for benefit probably doesn't know how to. He said I can call Police. What to do now? I know the government back people like him....
    18-04-2020, 18:34 PM
  • Reply to Aiming to get a CCJ on ex tenant
    by Hudson01
    I can not see you getting anywhere with the ex tenants partner but i totally agree you should chase the non paying tenant until the end of time, its is the previous landlords in not going after the arrears which then caused your tenant to be able to not pay you...... somewhere a stand has to be mad...
    29-05-2020, 18:38 PM
  • Reply to Aiming to get a CCJ on ex tenant
    by Perce
    Send your ex tenant a 14 days pre action letter first....
    29-05-2020, 18:33 PM
  • Reply to Section 21
    by Perce
    The tenant should move to a cheaper accommodation which he can afford....
    29-05-2020, 18:31 PM