The contract lets the council off the hook and until the councils accept responsibility for unruly tenants and the damage they may cause you would want to be mad or desparate to sign up to it.
It may vary from county to county, but in the two counties where I use it...the old rent allowance is being replaced by the RAS scheme. And i believe the renewal is either 2 years max...or possibly up for negotiation. In my case it was 2 years.I think you are confusing Rent allowance with the RAS scheme?I stand corrected if wrong.the RAS as far as I know runs for 5 years before renewal.
Are you for real?
I h8 to tell you lads, but not every RAS tenant is a criminal. Not every renter is either, and the bad ones don't carry signs around their necks.The council can put any sort of tenant it likes into your house, even ones who have been evicted elsewhere for various reasons(including damaging council property) and you the landlord will have to take up the tab if your property is thrashed.
The difference when you rent yourself or use an agent is that you can use your judgement and decide if you are happy with a particular tenant.
I think that's the way to do it-get someone in on RS and when they're there a few months and all is well and they say they want to stay, get them onto the RAS.Let me eliminate another myth created by RAS haters. I have vettted all m,y tenants myself first day. I advertise my own houses, do my own interviews. If I decide I trust/like a tenant I will go through the process of RAS. It's at this stage that I can consider signing to a long term contract with the the tenant or not. AFTER I have done my own vetting.
Now, if it's the case that I have a contract in place and my tenant decides to up sticks and leave (not really a RAS tenant thing to do, they dont globetrot) then yes, I may have to take a tenant from the council.
But I have never had this situation happen yet! And I would like to hear from someone with real experience who can verify that this has happened during one of their tenancies. I suspect in that situation I could have an ad up and a tenant in before the CC would be fast enough to realize the house was empty.
Who said RAS tenants or renters were criminal?I h8 to tell you lads, but not every RAS tenant is a criminal. Not every renter is either, and the bad ones don't carry signs around their necks.
No it's not the same. First of all an agent can select prospective tenants based on the landlords preferences and the landlord can still have the final say. This is what I do. Secondly a good agent will be looking for repeat business and should do their best to acquire decent tenants for their clients. I'm not sure if penpushers in the CC could actual give a sh**e about the LL's property.Giving the control of vetting youer tenants to an agent is exactly the same as giving it to the CC. is an agent gonna pay for cirminal damage?.
Any type of tenant can turn out to be a bad tenant. My opinions are based on cold facts.....the contract is not a fair balanced contract and should be avoided unless of course you have property in the middle of nowhere and RAS is the only way you can get tenants.Im sure you two have your biased reasoning that may even be coloured by some experience. I have always accepted RAS and so far have only chosen professionals once...and they are causing me more hassle tbh.
You are one of those chaps that has an answer for everything. Look Don King - lets agree to disagree. My problem with you is that you don't speak about your RAS experience, I do. You continually make statements like the above that are based purely on your opinion.This would be a breach of contract.
No I don't, it's just that you have weak arguments.You are one of those chaps that has an answer for everything.
I'm sorry to hear you have a problem with me.My problem with you is that you don't speak about your RAS experience, I do. You continually make statements like the above that are based purely on your opinion.
Are you saying I live in some virtual world or something?I said before I would love someone with real world experience to join the discussion
Have you not read your contract? I'm sure all the county councils RAS schemes are based on a similiar contract. The one I've seen (Dublin Co CO) is certainly very clear as to what happens in the scenerias you have mentioned.to join the discussion on what exactly happens when the RAS tenant ups sticks halfway through the tenancy.
Nuff said. My statements are factual, yours are not.Yes it is true that my statements are based on my opinion.
The reasons you stated already are:Dublin Co Co contacted me a couple of years ago a asked if I would switch a tenant over to RAS. After discussions with them and a detailed examination of the propsoed contract, I decided to steer well clear of it for the reasons I have stated already.
I have shown how it is possible to use the RAS scheme to your advantage - and vet your own tenants like I did. I also propose that unlike your theory that the CC have a waiting list of unruly, criminal tenants waiting to jump into any house on the RAS scheme that in reality I could atually proactively organize a replacement tenant myself. If it ever happens to me that a tenant does leave I will surely try this and report back same.However as the council have full control over who can be housed in your house you are relying on the council looking after your interest
I don't know, where? You seem to know it all...do tell us. They keep them locked in the filing cabinet with my RAS contract dont they?Where do you think the council puts tenants who have been evicted by housing associations or unstable people in crisis situations?
You are looking at the RAS contract all wrong. THe RAS scheme is a way for you to get a tenant/guaranteed rent provided by the CC. I ask you again are you saying that everyone that uses the services of the CC is some form of sub-human not worthy of respect and a warm safe home?The contract lets the council off the hook and until the councils accept responsibility for unruly tenants and the damage they may cause you would want to be mad or desparate to sign up to it.