Rent Assessments by Local Authority

 There is an issue in the Press and also raised by me as a late response to the SNAP consultation via the SHRC - discrimination in housing. I dont know if this has been stopped but two years into SNAP it should have been: advertising "no DSS"; "No pets"; "No smokers" - this is discrimination. All a landlord should require is the rent and for it to be paid on time with minimum disruption to the property.  Therefore to have a DSS tenant is the best option you can get as your rent is guaranteed and always on time. A 1 bedroom private rent flat with a DSS tenant is approx £500 which is £3000 on a 6 month tenancy  and £6000 per year and £30,000 over 5 years. DSS tenants tend to stay put hence they are the best option. As such, if they smoke or have pets - so what. If the carpet gets soiled or the walls go yellow – as Landlord you are supposed to maintain the property - so a lick of paint or a new carpet is not going to break the bank if you are getting between £3000 and £30,000 over a five year period and you upgrade one during that time - it is something you should be doing anyway. If there is rent assessment - this issue could be stopped as well as notifying the Press that it is not acceptable to publish obviously discriminatory/prejudicial or biased information.

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by Lesley on October 10, 2018 at 07:54PM

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