HB/LHA tenants using benefit to pay for TVs

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  • #46
    Originally posted by ram View Post
    Sorry, the post clearly states, "drugs or a wide screen TV" which
    means, "Other things". One cannot list EVERYTHING they spend the
    money on.
    Not sure what you're sorry about, but thank you for the quotation anyway. It still demonstrates a visceral snobbishness on the part of the author - not to mention a tendency the size of West Africa to stereotype people.

    There is always a reason for the things people mention.
    'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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    • #47
      My version would have said "holidays in Spain and a new car" because those were the things my ofrmer tenants spent their HB on some years ago!
      Unshackled by the chains of idle vanity, A modest manatee, that's me

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      • #48
        Originally posted by islandgirl View Post
        My version would have said "holidays in Spain and a new car" because those were the things my ofrmer tenants spent their HB on some years ago!
        How common of them!
        'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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        • #49
          In my case new TVs (bigger than any I've ever owned..) & hols in Portugal... but I've recovered most of what that particular couple owed...

          Cheers!!
          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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          • #50
            Well, I for one DO begrudge my benefits Ts their holidays, massive 3D tvs, expensive food etc. Why do they seem to live a better lifestyle than me?

            I also HATE them buying from Bright House - it's just SO expensive, and I think they're being ripped off.

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            • #51
              I begrudge even more tax cheats & civil list beneficiaries - costing significantly more than benefit cheats....

              Brighthouse, Wonga etc etc etc - couldn't agree more, scum exploiting the poor & vulnerable (amongst others...)

              Cheers!
              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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              • #52
                Surely that's the point: by using their HB to buy luxuries they do not have to buy from Brighthouse or use Wonga. We LLs are so generous and kind...
                Unshackled by the chains of idle vanity, A modest manatee, that's me

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                • #53
                  Speak for yourself islandgirl!!
                  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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                  • #54
                    I walked past a pawn brokers today and noticed that a pre owned flat screen seemed a lot cheaper than a new TV of a smaller size.

                    It seems the upgrading to 50 or 60 inch screens create a glut of the 32 " plus.
                    Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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                    • #55
                      Yeah. Some of my tenants have a 60" telly that seems to be on 24/7, and they have the cheek to complain to me about their electricity bill! I have a 14" CRT TV that uses 40 watts. I believe a 60" uses more like 250 watts.

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                      • #56
                        Inch for watt that's about the same then.
                        Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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                        • #57
                          Not really, it's screen area that matters, so the 60" screen is far more economical.
                          I also post as Mars_Mug when not moderating

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                          • #58
                            60" TV?! Holy Molly!
                            And after a quick look online, they don't exactly come cheap. Each person has her own priorities, I guess...

                            Just need to wait for 8k: That looks cool.

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                            • #59
                              Handy Money-Saving Tip No 1. : just buy a smaller TV and sit closer to it.
                              'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                              • #60
                                You can barely give the old CRTs away.

                                I treated myself to a smart TV (that'll piddle a few LLs off huh!) when the old CRT failed to fail the PAT after the flood *sighs* bloomin' thing survived the previous flood too! I was allowed a replacement stand for it but not the actual TV itself. I didn't want to put such a heavy TV on the new wooden floor so that's my excuse haha.

                                Paid for using interest free argos card and was paid off in 6 months (I did have 12 months interest free but like to pay up in advance).

                                I will never condone a T ever using rent money for anything other than rent - regardless of the source of their income.
                                I'm a good tenant with great landlords
                                I'm also a living, breathing, fully cooked female.

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