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2008/05/21 17:18:55 (permalink)
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DSS (council) tennants in homes

Does anyone know the going rate the DSS pay for a 3 bedroom home per month? Ta
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    johnnybike
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    RE: DSS (council) tennants in homes 2008/05/21 17:27:55 (permalink)
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    Beware that if they turn out to be falsely claiming the DSS will try and reclaim money from the landlord not the tenants
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    RE: DSS (council) tennants in homes 2008/05/21 17:30:53 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: johnnybike

    Beware that if they turn out to be falsely claiming the DSS will try and reclaim money from the landlord not the tenants

    ok so whats the going rate? Leeds area infact.
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    RE: DSS (council) tennants in homes 2008/05/21 17:34:51 (permalink)
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    as far as I am aware don't the dss pay different amounts dependant on area, family size and circumstances (ie. some people on dss work, but just need a top up, whereas some people need the whole lot paying)

    someone correct me if I am wrong


    are you on the landlord or tenant side?

    I wish I was more attractive like Dagless.
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    RE: DSS (council) tennants in homes 2008/05/21 17:35:36 (permalink)
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    Yes as Tuc said, I don't think there is a going rate as such. It depends on the situation of the people involved

    This page might help....

    http://www.dwp.gov.uk/lifeevent/benefits/housing_benefit.asp

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    RE: DSS (council) tennants in homes 2008/05/21 17:35:49 (permalink)
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    Sorry JW don't know. I have 2 places rented out but would be loathe to take DSS in unless I was desperate

    Housing Benefit tenant seem to have a bad reputation but they can offer good long term tenants. It is essential for the tenant to have a guarantor, typically a homeowner in full-time employment. Usually a relative or parent. They will guarantee the rent will be paid in case something happens. A Housing Benefit officer will estimate the rental value and the tenant will pay any short fall. These types of tenants can offer good long term occupancy. Just make sure you make all the checks first before letting.

    The Shelter site had some good info as well
    post edited by johnnybike - 2008/05/21 17:37:27
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    RE: DSS (council) tennants in homes 2008/05/21 17:38:26 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: johnnybike

    Sorry JW don't know. I have 2 places rented out but would be loathe to take DSS in unless I was desperate




    I personally view each person/ family on their merits, I have one family in who claim dss and (touch wood) they are good.

    You've sort of got to judge the area and property and see what type of tenants are likely to want it, not saying dss people should have crap properties, but probably aren't gonna be vying for the same propertie as high flying professionals.

    I wish I was more attractive like Dagless.
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    RE: DSS (council) tennants in homes 2008/05/21 17:39:23 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: tuc biscuit

    landlord or tenant side?


    landlord mate
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    RE: DSS (council) tennants in homes 2008/05/21 17:42:12 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: jw8725


    ORIGINAL: tuc biscuit

    landlord or tenant side?


    landlord mate


    ok, like has been said, make sure their references are up to scratch and you get a guarantor, any tenant worth their salt won't mind providing a guarantor as if they intend on paying the rent then the guarantor won't have anything to worry about

    maybe meet the people and ask them some questions and see how they are?

    I wish I was more attractive like Dagless.
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    RE: DSS (council) tennants in homes 2008/05/21 17:43:23 (permalink)
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    useful sites are landlordzone which has a forum and moneysavingexpert which also has a property forum

    I wish I was more attractive like Dagless.
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    RE: DSS (council) tennants in homes 2008/05/21 17:46:42 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: tuc biscuit

    I personally view each person/ family on their merits, I have one family in who claim dss and (touch wood) they are good.

    You've sort of got to judge the area and property and see what type of tenants are likely to want it, not saying dss people should have crap properties, but probably aren't gonna be vying for the same propertie as high flying professionals.


    Mine are aimed at professionals so that is why I have not looked for DSS but I do know that the DSS chase the landlord if there are problems and why should you take on that risk if you don't need to.
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    RE: DSS (council) tennants in homes 2008/05/21 17:50:46 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: johnnybike

    ORIGINAL: tuc biscuit

    I personally view each person/ family on their merits, I have one family in who claim dss and (touch wood) they are good.

    You've sort of got to judge the area and property and see what type of tenants are likely to want it, not saying dss people should have crap properties, but probably aren't gonna be vying for the same propertie as high flying professionals.


    Mine are aimed at professionals so that is why I have not looked for DSS but I do know that the DSS chase the landlord if there are problems and why should you take on that risk if you don't need to.





    any problems? with the property you mean? that's fair enough I suppose I imagine they only chase rogue landlords who don't sort problems out in a reasonable time scale

    I suppose if your properties are good and in desirable areas then you shouldn't need to take dss if you don't want.

    Are you having problems finding a tenant?

    I wish I was more attractive like Dagless.
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    RE: DSS (council) tennants in homes 2008/05/22 05:19:57 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: jw8725

    Does anyone know the going rate the DSS pay for a 3 bedroom home per month? Ta



    They have a top price on what they pay, round here the Council will only pay £54.00 a week benefit for any house, if they think it's to high they'll send a officer out to view the house and make sure it's value for money.

    Basically the Council will only pay what they charge rent on a Counci house.
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    RE: DSS (council) tennants in homes 2008/05/22 07:46:46 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: tuc biscuit


    any problems? with the property you mean?


    No, I mean that if the DSS get ripped off by the tenants who are falsely claiming benefits they do not try and recover from the tenants they get it off the landlord, who has done nothing wrong.

    Nice properties, fully occupied and long may it continue.


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