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    Hi HBa Where is the link to the DWP that you...

    Hi HBa

    Where is the link to the DWP that you can click to apply for payments?
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    Yes I am so glad the government have decided to...

    Yes I am so glad the government have decided to take my wages and distribute it about around my housing benefit tenants so I can try and collect it back in. IDS must be laughing his head off,...
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    Thanks HBa I will check this out. The thing...

    Thanks HBa

    I will check this out. The thing is it appears that there is not even an email address for these people, just a national number. It appears the government are hell bent on doing a...
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    UC housing benefit

    Hi All

    Has anyone had any luck receiving direct payments from DWP with a UC claimant. I have just had a direct payment tenant who had their benefits changed to UC - THE DWP did not even write,...
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    Totally agree with the condensation point - The...

    Totally agree with the condensation point - The amount of complaints I receive towards damp and when you inspect they have piles of washing drying on radiators, air vents have been blocked up etc.....
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    Poll: I wonder how many of the 1 only bracket are...

    I wonder how many of the 1 only bracket are accidental landlords who just kept there old house when they moved?
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    Poll: I think you should split the top up a bit and...

    I think you should split the top up a bit and start again. I know a few on here that have quite big portfolios, not a lot admittedly but properties are cheaper up North so 100+ does happen. I have...
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    Voting

    Can I just check.............Are you all voting conservative? Surely no-one is considering putting labour back in to completely wreck the economy again???
  9. One important factor is that if you lose your job...

    One important factor is that if you lose your job owning your own home could affect your benefits. Additionally having all that cash in the bank could also effect and unemployment benefit you get. ...
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    I have no doubt some revenge evictions do exist...

    I have no doubt some revenge evictions do exist but there are not many. This law will be used by the bad tenants to prolong their evictions whilst they continue to wreck your flat and drive all of...
  11. Yes I do find it funny that people think London...

    Yes I do find it funny that people think London is untouchable and prices will only go up, there have been many such crashes. The other favourite is that you don't get capital growth in the North
  12. Yes the growth may or may not match inflation and...

    Yes the growth may or may not match inflation and nothing is guaranteed but for the last 300-400 years it has out performed inflation. Add to this your rent return and it smashes inflation out of...
  13. As for being a landlord full time - This is quite...

    As for being a landlord full time - This is quite easy up North as we can get good returns compared to what we spend but you do need to have quite a few properties to make a living if your dealing in...
  14. Capital growth is assured in every sector of UK...

    Capital growth is assured in every sector of UK housing due to inflation, well it has been for the last 500 years and I have not seen any changes yet. The difference is that it works more with the...
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    God knows how this is going to work - in my...

    God knows how this is going to work - in my experience it is usually after you have served a section 21 for people not paying rent or wrecking the place that they then decide to complain. Why would...
  16. Theta can you get finance on ground rents??

    Theta can you get finance on ground rents??
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    Cant beat the HG mould spray in my opinion! ...

    Cant beat the HG mould spray in my opinion! Great on grout
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    Ryan You are correct. The main problem being...

    Ryan

    You are correct. The main problem being is that there is no legal requirement to have an electrical inspection whilst there is a one for gas appliances, this is where most people get...
  19. I have had a similar argument some time ago...

    I have had a similar argument some time ago regarding convector heaters. I employed my own risk assessor to assess this - This was some time ago so things may of changed but ultimately I was allowed...
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    If someone dies/gets hurt or there is a fire then...

    If someone dies/gets hurt or there is a fire then you must illustrate that you made sure everything was 'safe'. The easiest way to do this is to present an NICEIC certificate. If a new build you...
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    Yes we got the agreement in personal names and it...

    Yes we got the agreement in personal names and it does state that they are responsible but that does not mean I am legal sound. You can get anything signed but it is sometimes where the law places...
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    Is there a topic specialist that could answer...

    Is there a topic specialist that could answer this?
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    Most economists think interest rates will only...

    Most economists think interest rates will only rise when they can - This makes sense when you think about it..................Why would the BOE increase them when people and the economy would...
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    I am unsure and will check this point. I think...

    I am unsure and will check this point. I think commercial leases may be different but I am not totally sure. A freeholder holds no responsibility in a flat for instance - if it is a leasehold flat...
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    Legal/safety question

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    I have a block of 8 flats I let out to an agent on a 5 year FRI lease (commercial). If he did not do a gas check and someone died would I as the owner be responsible for this? Obviously I...
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