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    We are NOT dumb. You have had a bad experience with some tenants. Don't tar us with the same brush.
    How can you advise me to live on my own but then make such an openly discriminatory statement like that? You're ridiculous.
    Most, not all. If you're a landlord giving your property to the council there's a 60% chance you're going to get a bad tenant. When your mortgage repayments are £1200 a month and the rent you charge is £1350, 60% is too big of a risk for your business to take. No discrimination, just reality.

    There are still many Landlords who will accept HA tenants, due to the reliable income. If your MH is terrible living with your dad, you should do everything in your power to make it better, including living on your own
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    Most, not all. If you're a landlord giving your property to the council there's a 60% chance you're going to get a bad tenant. When your mortgage repayments are £1200 a month and the rent you charge is £1350, 60% is too big of a risk for your business to take. No discrimination, just reali2ty.

    There are still many Landlords who will accept HA tenants, due to the reliable income. If your MH is terrible living with your dad, you should do everything in your power to make it better, including living on your own
    Not even most. You got stuck with some irresponsible idiots who would have behaved in the same way whether they had been on benefits or not. You're just prejudiced and a hypocrite, and people like you make it impossible for people like me to better themselves. So thanks a lot.
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    Not even most. You got stuck with some irresponsible idiots who would have behaved in the same way whether they had been on benefits or not. You're just prejudiced and a hypocrite, and people like you make it impossible for people like me to better themselves. So thanks a lot.
    From personal experience, most tenants I've come across are full of crap, housing benefits or not. But when they're paying for accommodation out of their hard earned wages, the chances that they're going to respect the environment they live in is a tiny bit higher.

    I don't know where the hypocrisy bit came in, but okay. If I were a landlord I would have no problem renting to any kind of tenant, as long as I got to meet with them first. Unfortunately estate agents hardly give you the privilege, so other landlords don't want to take the risk. I'm sure you're a lovely person will treat the property with respect, but it's not the Landlord's fault that they keep running into bad experiences.
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    From personal experience, most tenants I've come across are full of crap, housing benefits or not. But when they're paying for accommodation out of their hard earned wages, the chances that they're going to respect the environment they live in is a tiny bit higher.

    I don't know where the hypocrisy bit came in, but okay. If I were a landlord I would have no problem renting to any kind of tenant, as long as I got to meet with them first. Unfortunately estate agents hardly give you the privilege, so other landlords don't want to take the risk. I'm sure you're a lovely person will treat the property with respect, but it's not the Landlord's fault that they keep running into bad experiences.
    Then you shouldn't be in the renting business if that's what you think.
    You're a hypocrite because you advise me to move out but people like you won't rent to people like so how is that going to happen?
    As for your last sentence, it's not the tenants fault either that landlords have had bad experiences before.
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    (Original post by sherlockfan)
    The difference being that we're both adults...
    so being an adult gives you the immunity to annoyance?
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    Then you shouldn't be in the renting business if that's what you think.
    You're a hypocrite because you advise me to move out but people like you won't rent to people like so how is that going to happen?
    As for your last sentence, it's not the tenants fault either that landlords have had bad experiences before.
    Oh dear. Business is business, money is money. After repairs, insurance and maintenance a BTL landlord will receive on average less money from HA tenant than otherwise. Some don't accept HB simply because they don't want to deal with the council's bullying tactics, and nothing to do with the tenant. Nothing personal, but getting a property repossessed is pretty painful and no Landlord wants to go through that.

    Sorry I had assumed that since you wanted to move out, you actually had the funds to be able to do so. You can't demand that someone should house you and put a roof over your head...
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    Oh dear. Business is business, money is money. After repairs, insurance and maintenance a BTL landlord will receive on average less money from HA tenant than otherwise. Some don't accept HB simply because they don't want to deal with the council's bullying tactics, and nothing to do with the tenant. Nothing personal, but getting a property repossessed is pretty painful and no Landlord wants to go through that.

    Sorry I had assumed that since you wanted to move out, you actually had the funds to be able to do so. You can't demand that someone should house you and put a roof over your head...
    I don't demand it. If I can pay the rent every month, because of HA or otherwise, why should the landlord care where the money comes from? It quite blatantly discriminates against people on a low income and the disabled. If the money comes directly to me there's no reason at all why the landlord has to get involved with the council. Its just an excuse for prejudice. Its not just business when you're talking about putting roofs on people's heads. You need to have some sense of responsibility.
 
 
 
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