Since last post it appears the whole moving thing has moved up a notch. Specifically as it appears I am with a landlord who only wants benefit/dss people. Since I have had to start paying full rent from my own my pocket…
We’ll ignore how awfully overpriced the property is. Local council/Gateway will pay more if its via the homeless prevention street team, although even they admit in their own correspondence that the properties are overpriced when assessing the benefit claim. However catch 22 here is; they don’t pay and the new tenant may face homelessness again. So it gets paid.
The other issue is that its a typical inner city private landlord. Flats are in dire need of a decent repair. From door locks to the piping.
We will ignore the fact that my landlord has dealt with this in the following manner. Although he already knew I was setting up as self employed as he had to know. The moment Housing Benefit etc stopped he immediately responded with this by sending his “boy” round to say hi.
Since then I have had three visits from this guy and constant barrage of phone calls. Pointless running around. And I’m not even in arrears.
Of course best thing for me to do is just get out and get with a proper letting agent now I have the means and put this whole way of life behind me.
So if anyone knows of any one bedroom/studio flats going in the South, feel free to message me!
Of course Pre-Tech still rocks on. Been continuing the listings and finally sorted out my Google Places page.
Its also nice to see an increase of both traffic and clients coming in.
More of this and everything is getting there and a nice steady rate now. I am however still awaiting a phone call off DWP and JobCentre+ to see how I am doing. Maybe I should ring them.