Property damage by the leaving Tenant.
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3 weeks ago


I happen to have homeless tenant and he was paid by UC. The UC first of all didn;t pay for a long time after starting to pay the arrears. On making complaint, they found out that the UC was paying into the account of my tenant as if he is the landlord. Then, after making many phone calls, they started to pay £250.00 a month against my rent of £395.00 a month. After making more inquiries, they started to pay full amount. The UC would stop the payments many a times and I had to make phone calls to get it sorted. When asked UC for the reason of stopping, the general answer "Change of circumstances" and asking me to send proof that he is still living in my property. Again, I made a complaint and the person investigating was puzzled that there was no Change of Circumstances as the tenant was still living in the same poperty. So, my tenant built a hefty arrears of over £12,000 and at the end he left the house but badly damaged requiri=ng over £20000 to renovate.

Now, I ask the question, "Is it worth housing a homeless person when the UC are against the Landlords". The local Council Housing Benefit system is much fairer to the landlords. I have found the UC people in general, they are lairs and antilandlord favouring the tenant too badly for the landlord. I did approach my M.P. who took my complaint to the UC people and there came a reply that UC are very efficient and their people get employment quick. No mention why I was not paid all the time?

The house damage should I eport it to the Police? What are your suggestions? I think our NRLA should take my case to highlight the suffering of the landlords from bad tenants. Could I hire a solicitor to make claim against the UC for telling lies and all that proofs I have already got from the complaint handling officers? I have a feeling that UC staff is racist too. Any solicitor suggestion?.  

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