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.
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 […]
I haven’t thrown together a DSS/DWP tenant related blog post in a while. It always feels like Christmas when I publish one of these posts because everyone seems strangely happier and more enthusiastic to get involved. I’ve probably covered enough ground on the subject of DSS tenants, if not too much. However, the issue still […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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’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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]