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I am too a victim of my local council advising a non paying tenant to remain in my property beyond the expiry of the section 21 notice.
We eventually took her to court and had her evicted sucessfully, but she then even cheekily apply for a stay (on the advise of the council) so we had to go back to court for a 2nd time!
We do have a ccj against this vile human who knew exactly what she was going to do before she even moved into my property. I believe it is widely know among the ‘sort’ of people that are going to pull this trick that this is the way to go about getting a FREE council house.
As you may have all seen in the news today, there was a petition started to do away with tenant fees, which has resulted in potential changes in legislation/laws.
Can we not all get together and do something similar? I’m sure there are hundreds of landlords nationally who are in, or have been in this situation as a direct consequence of councils unethically giving this advise to scumbag scroungers who want something for nothing!
I am praying that someone writes to watchdog/panarama for them to report on this!!!
I am interested to know if Sharon was sucessful in sueing her council…unfortunutely I fear its their word against ours.
It is usually NOT possible for a tenant to qualify for a council house if they have failed to pay the contractual rent for whatever reason.
Failure to pay such rent is considered by councils that the tenant has made themselves intentionally homeless and therefore they will refuse to house except if children involved which will only mean TA and NOT a lovely free council house!
Most LL will refuse to evict unless a tenant fails to pay rent.
So how is a tenant to encourage a LL to evict unless using the rent default methodology!?
Of course a big problem is that rent defaults are not known about as so few LL are LRS members!
So there is little incentive for tenants to comply with tenancy terms as most LL refuse to communicate with each other.
LRS is of course the perfect solution to these problems but too few LL use LRS.
Tenants can therefore comfortably continue to get away with it!
If a council advises the tenant to wait until eviction before possible assistance is given is a blatant lie by the councils who will just regard the tenant as making themselves intentionally homeless by failing to pay rent which caused the LL to evict.
The only time I have need to evict on 5 occasions was due to rent default.
I would not have evicted otherwise!
Sharon, are you able to tell us what happened?
That link you posted above doesn’t take me to an update on your situation, and I’m sure there are many here who would be interested.
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