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Tenant Blacklist

14 Comments 21st April 2015

I have been speaking to several local estate agents and we believe there is a need for a website to be available to Landlords to check whether the tenant they are considering has been blacklisted or in any dispute with previous landlords. We understand that some landlords who hold grudges would try to abuse this , this is why the information that is posted has to be backed up with attached copies of banl statements and legal documents or preceedings. Also the landlord will be subject to terms and conditions if they put fraudulent information on they will be liable to legal action from said tenant. I believe this is vital as I personaly have been a victim of tenant fraud on several occasions where they lie to credit agencies or they get round the checks. I am currently involved in various legal battles with different reference agencies because of this and as a coallition supporter and tax payer this is causing me lots of heartache. If the site is managed properly and checked regularly by the OEA this would be a great idea. It could also open the door to possible funding from rich landlords who would donate money to the coallition fir their help in this matter.

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I have been speaking to several local estate agents and we believe there is a need for a website to be available to Landlords to check whether the tenant they are considering has been blacklisted or in any dispute with previous landlords. We understand that some landlords who hold grudges would try to abuse this , this is why the information that is posted has to be backed up with attached copies of banl statements and legal documents or preceedings. Also the landlord will be subject to terms and conditions if they put fraudulent information on they will be liable to legal action from said tenant. I believe this is vital as I personaly have been a victim of tenant fraud on several occasions where they lie to credit agencies or they get round the checks. I am currently involved in various legal battles with different reference agencies because of this and as a coallition supporter and tax payer this is causing me lots of heartache. If the site is managed properly and checked regularly by the OEA this would be a great idea. It could also open the door to possible funding from rich landlords who would donate money to the coallition fir their help in this matter.

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14 Responses to Tenant Blacklist

  1. lloyd says:

    Super idea, if you can keep the data base upto date and”robust”

  2. Danielle Briant says:

    Good idea! A tenant blacklist would be excellent. Us landlords and agents certainly need something like this.

  3. gary catch says:

    yes thats ok . and what about a black list for land lords and who not rent off there bad land lords too

  4. John says:

    absolutely agree with you on all comments! We pay taxes and need the rental income to do so. The law protects the tenant first and the taxpaying property owner last. I have just been burned for being nice and settled (in court) with my tenant to waive her $3k owed monies in exchange for her leaving – now i have to get sherriff involved. sux for me but the law protects scumbags and not the people who support them. I found this because i want to start a “blacklist” to protect the next landlord that deals with the scum i have in my place. let me know where to sign up!

  5. Paul says:

    Great Idea! Had a nightmare tennant recently

  6. andy says:

    It’s a good idea but it should work both ways because there’s plenty bad landlords out there too not only tenants. If there would be website for black listing only bad tenants then this would help bad landlords to black list good tenants who have been affected by unfair landlords.

    • Roy Thomson says:

      I am currently owed £2500 in rent and after a first legal advice interview, now have a bill of £580. The solicitor says it may take another 4 months costing £2000 in rent plus £350 court costs plus another £1000 in legal fees. A grand estimate total of £6430. Meantime the rogue tenants have paid very little and lived almost a year for free. Apparently I am just the latest victim of these scumbags.

  7. GoodTenant says:

    Please have a look at http://www.tenantreferencinguk.com. It’s a legal, cost effective way for UK private rental landlords to report bad tenants (e.g. excessive rent arrears, property damages & anti social behaviour), as well as rewarding tenants who may have a poor credit rating but excellent rental history.

  8. peter snushall says:

    Had a very bad run of tenants in those times the property was tenanted. It was good to see the first tenant make a run for it only leaving the last months rent unpaid. sequencehomes.co.uk still owe me the months rent from that. They are withholding that and said I should seek legal advice. Tenant Deposit Scheme(TDS)is a culprit in this as they were no help at all and wasted my time to go through them. ‘I think of them as con artists’, or ‘clueless amateurs’
    The second tenant whined about the rent being taken direct debit so that never happened. had to traipse to property to collect rent and this led to them not paying rent for the last 9 months they were there…. me thinking that renting out a property was fool proof. Well look who’s the fool. Blackhorse properties, Bradford were the administers of the property and I didn’t sell the property at cheap price; a third of what I paid without them taking a cut and threatening me with the law if I didn’t pay up… it just shows location and tenants who work pays best. Angry and bitter about the experience only passing of time with beat this.

  9. SDH says:

    Brilliant idea. I would add all the details of the thug and ‘no living there’ (wink wink) wife. Would be great to be app based too!

  10. Rose Donkin says:

    Good idea. Nightmare tenant stopped paying rent, had three others living there, (including two teenage drug dealers), didn’t pay any utility bills, caused £20,000 worth of damage and left the property in a revolting state 10 hours before the bailiffs arrived. The stress of which caused me severe heart problems and, as a pensioner, much financial hardship.

  11. dodgy landlord ltd says:

    their also then should be a website to blacklist landlords who don’t fix issues where their houses and find it ok to make 75 phones calls in one week to tenants to check how things are going

  12. barbara hilding says:

    Having had a shocking experience with a tenant. He left the place (4 years old at the time) shocking and need of repair and deep clean. I will be taking him to court for monies owed to me and hopefully I will win. I even had mother as guarantor but she was just as bad. We can not let these scum get away with anything. A black list would at least allow landlords to make a choice.

  13. Emma Parsons Reid says:

    I’m in the accelerated court procedure atm. Been a long six months as a landlord. A register is needed but my own tenant is playing a long game for the council to house her and told her to stay until the bailiffs evict. I will never have a housing benefit tenant again. The council stop the rent on a whim and never notify me, I’m always chasing them. Once universal credit kicks in, no landlord should touch a hb tenant again. The government never learns how to treat landlords and we get the arse end of everything despite creating rental homes for those that can’t afford to buy. Cardiff council had the cheek to ask me to rent to a hb tenant again after bailiff edicts current one. You can guess my reply…..

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