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Postby rebbonk » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:19 pm

Council recovers housing benefit payments from rogue landlord
In a landmark case, Thurrock council has successfully recovered housing benefit from a landlord who forced a tenant to live in appalling conditions.

The landlord, Tobe Ayandare, had originally been fined £9,000 for failing to comply with an improvement notice.

However, the council has now used the Housing and Planning Act 2016 to claim back more than £1,000 in rent payments.

Cllr Barry Johnson, the council's portfolio holder for housing, said: 'We believe everyone should have a good quality place to live and will not tolerate landlords exploiting their tenants by taking rent, or taxpayers' money in the form of housing benefit, while forcing them to live in unacceptable conditions.

'This is a landmark case for the council. I am delighted that not only have we been able to prosecute and ensure the necessary improvement works are carried out at the landlord's expense, but also to recover rent for the very first time.'

Source: https://www.localgov.co.uk/Council-recovers-housing-benefit-payments-from-rogue-landlord/45921
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Re: Something CCC should consider?

Postby Melisandre » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:21 pm

I agree Rebbonk there are quite a few land lord here like this some don't even have gas appliences serviced.
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Re: Something CCC should consider?

Postby Jock Strapp » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:06 pm

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Re: Something CCC should consider?

Postby rebbonk » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:29 pm

Nasty piece of work that one Jock.

A now deceased friend of mine did time with Van-Hoogstratten. - A similar type of person.
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Postby Jock Strapp » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:41 am

Who's that then Rebbonk? Another Dutchman?
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Postby rebbonk » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:48 am

No Jock he's British born, but thought nothing of treating his tenants poorly. ( [He]indulged in "persuading" tenants to move out using practices associated with Peter Rachman). He was even known to remove roofs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_van_Hoogstraten
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