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A big THANK YOU!

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« on: March 21, 2021, 08:58:47 AM »

I have a Tenant, missed various payments and portions of payments over the last year... we always discussed it, I was flexible and understanding, strange times and all that. It ended up totalling 800. I had pushed for a payment plan to start in February... that didn't happen. I reset my expectations and asked for a plan, any plan. Something predictable that could still be maintained in a worst case scenario... realising it'd probably be 10p a month for infinity.

Anyway, turns out the Tenant went to the Council instead... explained they'd gotten into rent arrears through Covid... and they paid off the arrears. No-one contacted me. I did not have to talk to anyone at the Council or fill in any online forms or declarations... three days after she told me the Council would pay off the arrears I saw 800 land in my account from a Council source.

I don't know the details of what she did... whether there's a national programme in place or whether it was a local initiative... but this is definitely possible, for some, it seems.

So I'd like to shout-out to all the taxpayers out there - thank you all for paying me this rent!

Don't ask me how this is open to potential abuse... I've been thinking about it for days. I somehow get the feeling that if the Tenant and I had claimed the arrears were 1,600 then the same outcome (but double) would've arisen. It messes with my head.
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2021, 10:27:25 AM »

As a tax payer it pleases me greatly to read this.It makes a pleasant change from some of the ways they waste our money. I am now thinking of ways this could be abused,I just need a naive/greedy tenant to co-operate.Our local council seems to loathe landlords though,so I am not very optimistic 
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