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    CRB check on new tenants? Landlord fined re T's goods

    Should landlords be allowed to do criminal record checks?

    This story shows the importance of treating cases of "abandonment" with great care - case has cost the landlady £18750

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/7605218.stm

    #2
    In my Daily Mail mode, this story just goes to show what an absurd country we live in, utter madness !.

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      #3
      Absolutely nuts.

      But then again his stuff was still there so a lot more risky.

      I had a recent one where his stuff was all gone bar a few magazines a pair of trousers and a raincoat. What sealed it for me was the fact that the keys were pushed under the door.

      Also 18k costs for £750 quid!!

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        #4
        Regarding original post:

        As much as we would like to check out a tenant, I dont really think its justified.

        You just need to ensure that you verify all refernces and details yourself and look at the whole picture when you approve a tenant.

        How can ex cons intergrate back into society if they are not given a chance. If we reject them in the light of a CRB check, then society will pay as their only recourse will be back to the ghetto/ crime.

        CRB checks are not infallible either.
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          #5
          Originally posted by Bel View Post
          How can ex cons intergrate back into society if they are not given a chance. If we reject them in the light of a CRB check, then society will pay as their only recourse will be back to the ghetto/ crime.
          I agree. Whilst we all want to protect ourselves and those whom we love, ex-criminals do need to live somewhere.
          Example: Gary Glitter did dreadful things, true, but must he be hounded by D--l- M--l journalists for ever?
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            #6
            Gary Glitter is just like most people, he simply wants to settle down and have children.
            I also post as Moderator2 when moderating

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              #7
              For all you landlords

              There has been multiple threads posted on here by various landlords (and some replies to such threads) saying they wanted to take possession, enter a property, remove T's goods etc. I and others keep posting to tell you all how foolish you are being, hopefully it has sunk in for most.

              Today's BBC website contains a timely reminder of just why you should seek possession, no matter what your intentions and good thoughts are, before you embark on your plans


              http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/7605218.stm
              Mark Hessel

              Any comments I post are just that, comments. Every situation is unique and so you should not apply any comments I make to your situation, no matter how close they may appear to match your circumstances.

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                #8
                Mark: looks like other members got to the BBC item before you did!
                JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
                1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
                2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
                3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
                4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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                  #9
                  I saw this. Its a pain in the backside dealing with a tenant in jail. They have to give their permission for the Prison service to give their address details to serve notice... otherwise the courts won't entertain a hearing.

                  Went down this route a few years ago, had absolute uproar with the LL in question as he wanted to do as this woman had done and I argued the case against it! So glad I did!!!
                  GOVERNMENT HEALTH WARNING: I am a woman and am therefore prone to episodes of PMT... if you don't like what I have to say you can jolly well put it in your pipe and SMOKE IT!!

                  Oh and on a serious note... I am NOT a Legal person and therefore anything I post could be complete and utter drivel... but its what I have learned in the University called Life!

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