Renting: No-fault evictions to be banned in England

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    Originally posted by gnvqsos View Post
    I simply would not allow a dog to sleep on my bed. .Dogs are animals and to treat them otherwise removes their dignity. Anthropomorphism is a human indulgence .Thankyou for stressing you have sufficient funds to buy from Harrods-very impressive .I buy textiles from Iberia,and have accounts with Poundstretchers of Oporto ,Lidl of Lisbon, and Aldi of Amarante..My friends with dogs stick them on the floor with £1 blankets from charity shops.
    Agree. My mum is a dog trainer, she was in crufts this year. DShe always says that dogs are pack animals and they live by their position in the hierarchy. letting dogs into the bed or onto the sofa actually elevates their position in the hierarchy and puts them on your level, and can have dramatic consequences. Keeping them on the floor keeps them in their correct position, it’s not cruel at all, it’s how their world works.

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      Originally posted by boletus View Post
      A good reason why, when we constantly hear mention of a landlord register, for highlighting bad landlords, there equally should be a tenant register for all to highlight bad tenants. Sorry if that idea may offend some ears but its a simple check and balance.

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        Originally posted by dp17 View Post
        A good reason why, when we constantly hear mention of a landlord register, for highlighting bad landlords, there equally should be a tenant register for all to highlight bad tenants.
        To some extent, it will unintentionally help create a kind of bad tenant register.

        A section 21 eviction usually doesn't get entered onto the register of county court judgements.

        A section 8 eviction usually does.

        Despite the propaganda, there's always a reason for 'no fault' evictions. Not paying the rent is a big reason.

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          Originally posted by boletus View Post

          A section 21 eviction usually doesn't get entered onto the register of county court judgements.

          A section 8 eviction usually does.

          .
          That is a very good point, the law of unintended consequences i guess....... so after a few years of all this we just have to check the register and we have a kind of tenant check by default.

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            Originally posted by dp17 View Post

            A good reason why, when we constantly hear mention of a landlord register, for highlighting bad landlords, there equally should be a tenant register for all to highlight bad tenants. Sorry if that idea may offend some ears but its a simple check and balance.
            Landlords can reference tenants though. Tenants can’t reference landlords in the same way. Look at the tenant in Sydney who jokingly asked for landlord references, he appears to have been black-balled by every letting agency in the city.

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              Originally posted by Covent Garden Girl View Post
              Well there are so many people nowadays that simply can't afford to buy a house, I don't think it's fair that they "forfeit" the right to have pets??

              And I sold a house after 20 years of home ownership and bought another one, but had to rent whilst doing it up, and I have a dog - what would I have done if no renters could have dogs?


              I think a lot of people get pets that are completely unsuited to their lifestyle. Not just tenants, home owners too, the difference being that if an animal reeks havoc on your property that’s on you but if you rent it’s often the landlord who ends up footing some or all of the bill.

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                Originally posted by SouthernDave View Post
                i can’t afford a lamborghini aventador, does that mean I have the right to one?
                Presumably you must have the right to rent one and put your dog in it.
                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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                  Originally posted by boletus View Post

                  What do you think is a reasonable vet bill for keeping a male Giant Panda?

                  Their accommodation and feeding costs are high as well but they pay for themselves with the stud fees.

                  He just eats shoots and leaves.
                  It is ages since I lost Chi Chi, but I do remember paying £5/6/11 to remove several in-growing toe-nails in 1967.

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                    Originally posted by doobrey View Post

                    Presumably you must have the right to rent one and put your dog in it.
                    Would the dog need a license to drive it assuming it was insured? Perhaps were the tenant to sit in the passenger seat?

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                      Originally posted by doobrey View Post

                      Presumably you must have the right to rent one and put your dog in it.
                      I’d bet money that the hire company wouldn’t allow that. Like a landlord wouldn’t want a dog in their house.

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                        Originally posted by SouthernDave View Post

                        I’d bet money that the hire company wouldn’t allow that. Like a landlord wouldn’t want a dog in their house.
                        And I’d take that bet.

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                          Originally posted by DoricPixie View Post
                          Look at the tenant in Sydney who jokingly asked for landlord references, he appears to have been black-balled by every letting agency in the city.
                          It didn't look jokingly to me, it looked like someone trying to provoke an argument.

                          Then he splattered it all over the internet...

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                            Tenants should be able to request a reference about a landlord from an existing tenant.

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                              Originally posted by gnvqsos View Post
                              Tenants should be able to request a reference about a landlord from an existing tenant.
                              How about landlords not being able to demand a deposit unless they put one up for the same amount?

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                                Deposit? What's that?
                                To save them chiming in, JPKeates, Theartfullodger, Boletus, Mindthegap, Macromia, Holy Cow & Ted.E.Bear think the opposite of me on almost every subject.

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