DWP / DSS Tenants- Tenants on Housing Benefit

DWP / DSS Tenants are notoriously seen as “Landlord cancer” While I don’t necessarily agree that all DSS Tenants are bad news, I can understand why some Landlords refuse to deal with them. Many of them do come attached with their fair share of financial woes.

I’ve had good and bad experiences with DSS tenants. But then again, I’ve had good and bad experiences with regular working-professional tenants as well.

This section is full of posts about about my experiences with DSS tenants, and also tips and advise for both landlord and tenants.

How To Find DSS/DWP Tenants

How To Find DSS/DWP Tenants

11 Jun 2014 / DWP / DSS Tenants / 22 Comments

It takes a lot to throw this morbid and delusional mind off course, but on the rare occasion it happens, it’s a beautiful thing. Last week, I received an email from a new landlord that posed a question that left me slightly mystified and strangely curious. I had to perform a double-take just to ensure […]

Too Many DSS Tenants On The Same Street Can Reduce The Value Of Your Property

Too Many DSS Tenants On The Same Street Can Reduce The Value Of Your Property

07 Jan 2013 / DWP / DSS Tenants / 20 Comments

How utterly thoughtless of me, I haven’t thrown together a DSS/DWP tenant related blog post in a while. I know how well they go down around ‘ere, like a smooth shot of Bourbon cum. *mutters* I’ve probably been slack because I’ve been preoccupied with trying to evict employed private tenants that fell into arrears and […]

Refusing DSS Tenants Is Discrimination

Refusing DSS Tenants Is Discrimination

13 Feb 2012 / DWP / DSS Tenants / 200 Comments

Joke. Obviously. During the weekend there’s been fireworks over on the other side of my blog. Whenever my blog gets an erratic surge of activity, it’s usually over a DWP / DSS Tenants related topic. It’s good to know that some things never change. Head over to the Reasons Why Landlords Shouldn’t Accept DSS Tenants […]

Most Irritating Sentence Used By DSS Tenants: ‘I Have Worked Hard My Entire Life’

Most Irritating Sentence Used By DSS Tenants: ‘I Have Worked Hard My Entire Life’

05 Apr 2011 / DWP / DSS Tenants / 72 Comments

It really gets on my saggy tits when a DSS Tenant says, “I have Worked Hard My Entire Life“, to imply that they’re not a “typical” DSS tenant, and it’s only by misfortune that they’ve had to start claiming benefits. I have no doubt in my mind that shear misfortune has played a huge part […]

Landlords With DSS Tenants Could Receive a Grant Of £3,500 To Make Their Property More Energy Efficient

Landlords With DSS Tenants Could Receive a Grant Of £3,500 To Make Their Property More Energy Efficient

02 Jan 2011 / DWP / DSS Tenants / 22 Comments

I’m actually quite pissed off that I only recently found out about this scheme. Of course, I can’t apply for it now because I don’t currently have any DSS Tenants or any tenants in receivership of any qualified benefits. However, I’m tempted to get DSS tenants when I have an available property just to benefit […]

What Happens When A DSS Tenant Falls Into Arrears? Not Much!

What Happens When A DSS Tenant Falls Into Arrears? Not Much!

13 Dec 2010 / DWP / DSS Tenants / 161 Comments

The other week, by coincidence, I happened to befriend a “Welfare rights officer”. Of all places, we met in a seedy local club located in Essex, where most people smelt of fake tan and looked like tangerines. It was a good night. We’ve remained in contact; we primarily spend most of our time exchanging erotic […]

FACT: Landlords Refusing DSS Tenants Is Well Justified

FACT: Landlords Refusing DSS Tenants Is Well Justified

27 Jul 2010 / DWP / DSS Tenants / 77 Comments

Did anyone read the Daily Express newspaper on Saturday, 24th July, 2010? The front page was dedicated to rogue DSS tenants and how much they cost taxpayers. I’ll get onto the details shortly, but first let me swing my embarrassingly tiny penis around and have a bitch… I’ve openly had several outbursts about how and […]

I Refused A DSS Tenant Who’s Also My Friend

I Refused A DSS Tenant Who’s Also My Friend

19 Jun 2010 / DWP / DSS Tenants / 6 Comments

I’ve slowly started to spread the word amongst my friends, family and those people I know, but don’t really know, about the vacant property I’m shortly due to be in possession of, due to my current tenant giving me notice a few weeks ago. I mentioned I was going to use various websites to market […]

The Council Stopped My DSS Tenant’s Benefits, I’ll Probably Starve To Death Now

The Council Stopped My DSS Tenant’s Benefits, I’ll Probably Starve To Death Now

21 Apr 2010 / DWP / DSS Tenants / 7 Comments

Earlier today, my one and only long-term faithful DSS tenant called me to explain how the council had suspended his benefits because the Tenancy Agreement fixed-term had ended. I was left wondering, so what if the fixed-term has ended? Why would a tenancy agreement need to be renewed when the current one is still perfectly […]

Why Do The Council Side With Rent Dodging DSS Criminals?

Why Do The Council Side With Rent Dodging DSS Criminals?

08 Apr 2010 / DWP / DSS Tenants / 43 Comments

Why is it that when a DSS tenant falls into arrears, the local council ADVISE them to stay in the property until they are able to be legally evicted? A landlord cannot serve an eviction notice on rent arrears grounds until a tenant is 2 months in arrears, and from my experience, the council are […]

Tips For DSS Tenants That Can’t Find A Property To Rent

Tips For DSS Tenants That Can’t Find A Property To Rent

08 Mar 2010 / DWP / DSS Tenants / 136 Comments

I’m usually writing about DSS tenants in bad light, but that’s because I’ve had shitty experiences with them. However, I know there are a lot of genuinely decent DSS tenants out there struggling to find landlords and letting agents that will accept them because of the damage the piss-taking DSS tenants have inflicted. It would […]

Common Misconception: Rent Is Guaranteed With DSS Tenants

Common Misconception: Rent Is Guaranteed With DSS Tenants

29 Dec 2009 / DWP / DSS Tenants / 23 Comments

I’ve heard a lot of people claiming that rent is guaranteed when Housing Benefit (HB) pay rent directly to the landlord on behalf of DSS tenants. It was actually the other day that someone on my blog made that statement, and it’s definitely a popular claim I’ve heard many times. For the record, the lady […]

The Council Are So Shit To Landlords With Problem DSS Tenants (Part 2)

The Council Are So Shit To Landlords With Problem DSS Tenants (Part 2)

13 Oct 2009 / DWP / DSS Tenants / 25 Comments

I say “part 2″ because I’ve previously thrown my toys out of the pram over this shitty little issue, DSS Tenants And The Shitty Council. I’m writing about it again for 2 reasons. Firstly, the issue still frustrates the fuck out of me, and secondly, I’ve recently been reminded of how incompetent and lackadaisical the […]

Reasons Why Landlords Shouldn’t Accept DSS Tenants

Reasons Why Landlords Shouldn’t Accept DSS Tenants

09 Aug 2009 / DWP / DSS Tenants / 560 Comments

Before anyone gets firmly on my tits about this, let me just clarify, this is a follow on article from The Positives Of DSS Tenants. So please, no angry hippies or DSS tenants start protesting, this is just a simple flip of the coin. But I must confess, this list is longer than the pro-DSS […]

I Received An Email Of Complaint From A DSS Tenant

I Received An Email Of Complaint From A DSS Tenant

24 Apr 2009 / DWP / DSS Tenants / 31 Comments

Rightly or wrongly so, I found this email rather quite amusing. I always welcome constructive criticism because it usually makes a good read, but most importantly, it gives me a little something different to blog about, which is cool. Ok, so, I was advertising a vacant property available for rent on Gumtree. Gumtree worked a […]

The Difference Between DSS Tenants on Housing Benefit (HB) And DSS Tenants On Local Housing Allowance (LHA)

The Difference Between DSS Tenants on Housing Benefit (HB) And DSS Tenants On Local Housing Allowance (LHA)

16 Sep 2008 / DWP / DSS Tenants / 212 Comments

What’s the difference between Housing Benefit (HB) and Local Housing Allowance (LHA)? Basically, a tenant receiving financial aid from the council is either on Housing Benefits (HB) or Local Housing Allowance (LHA). The difference can be somewhat crucial for a landlord. Local Housing Allowance (LHA) LHA was introduced in April, 2007. It’s is a new […]

The Positives Of DSS Tenants

The Positives Of DSS Tenants

16 Sep 2008 / DWP / DSS Tenants / 58 Comments

I know I’ve been a pretentious little shitbag about DSS tenants lately, but I swear, I’m also very well aware of the blooming fruit DSS tenants can bring to the yard. Yeah, sure, the Government has stratgeically put together a shitty little paper mache structure that topples over at every passing breeze. And sure, DSS […]

Tips For Taking On DSS Tenants

Tips For Taking On DSS Tenants

08 Sep 2008 / DWP / DSS Tenants / 105 Comments

In the past I’ve made it completely transparent that I don’t like taking on DSS tenants. Obviously i’m not the only one either, because the amount of “DSS NOT ACCEPTED” disclaimers seem to be increasing by the day. And with landlords being spoiled for choice with the huge demand for rental properties, DSS tenants will […]

DSS Tenants And The Shitty Council

DSS Tenants And The Shitty Council

28 Nov 2007 / DWP / DSS Tenants / 39 Comments

I’ve decided it’s not worth getting involved with DSS tenants because of the incompetence of the local council (or at least my local council). They are so stupid and unwilling to help landlords that they make me want to rip my beautiful eyes out with a blunt spoon every time I have to deal with […]

The Basic Guide To DSS Tenants

The Basic Guide To DSS Tenants

28 May 2007 / DWP / DSS Tenants / 59 Comments

With so many properties available to rent these days, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for landlords to fill vacancies, consequently landlords are having to be more flexible than ever. A lot of landlords, especially when looking for tenancy through an agent, get offered to house a DSS tenant. There’s a lot of controversy when it comes […]

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