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  1. Hi, I'm grateful to you for your concern but yes I am completely sure of the implications and I have already considered in great length all of the points you raise. Letting agencies are sc** of the earth. I had hoped it was just the odd one or two but they are all the same. Someone needs to make a stand until letting agencies are banned from managing all residential lets. Letting agencies have got away with far too much for far too long. I can think of no other profession in which you set up your own business and then hand the entire running of your new business over to a third par
  2. Hi Stu, As explained in my original post I am fully aware of the implications. Are you able to assist with correct wording? James
  3. Hi Andy, I actually wanted to post on the same topic but it wouldn't let me and advised me to start a new post if I wanted it answered. James
  4. Hi Guys, Some of you might remember I had issues with my letting agency wanting to take general photos of my flat in their inspection visit last year. I managed to make sure they didn't do that and only took photos of anything that required maintenance. I have had many other problems with this letting agency and I am now withdrawing all permissions for them to access my flat, other than for emergency repairs. I am fully aware that the landlord might issue a S21 or obtain an injunction but I am now making a stand, without going into all the details people who pay their rent and look
  5. Hi dx100uk, Thank you for informing me about that. I have a council tax repayment plan attached to my Universal Credit from last year and I am probably going to have another council tax one attached soon at my new address. I have asked if I can set up a payment plan for my new address but the Council have advised they can't do that at this stage and I have to wait until it gets to another stage before they can discuss setting up a repayment plan. At the moment I am not paying any debts to a collection agency as I had cleared everything. I th
  6. Hi, I have just made a donation of £25. Payment reference - jakeydancer, which was my old account name! I have at long last managed to get the London borough council to write off the entire housing benefit overpayment, which as you know was not an overpayment at all. It's been a very long struggle this and I only wish I could have donated more because you guys have been a genuine light in a dark period, so thank you for that and a special thank you to unclebulgaria who has offered me a ton of advice. You guys are brilliant and as I say I wou
  7. Hi Unclebulgaria, Thanks for the response. I will get a copy or the original, depending on what they want, of the ESA tribunal decision to my work coach at UC, thanks. In relation to the housing benefit dispute it appears from the tribunal that I did have a valid claim for ESA as they found in my favour. However, when you say follow the appeals process do you mean the tribunal I am waiting for? I'm pursuing my housing costs for the said period down the UC tribunal avenue. And what Bristol City Council are telling me is that they are not liable for my housing costs and UC are, the D
  8. Hi, Is anyone around? Does anyone actually know who is supposed to pay the 3 month period Universal Credit don't pay out if they find you unfit for work when it comes to the backdated payment? I was told just before my ESA tribunal that UC had found me unfit for work and generated a backdated payment bar the first 3 months of the claim, as they have a policy of not paying out the first 3 months, which is very convenient for them I must say. Anyway I have just won my ESA tribunal and I was told the only purpose of the tribunal is to claim the 3 months that UC don't pay out for.
  9. Hi Unclebulgaria, I have now finally had it confirmed in writing that Bristol City Council were not liable to pay my housing costs when I moved to Bristol in September 2018, despite being in receipt of ESA, as the gateway for housing benefit closed in my post code area in June 2018. From that point on all claimants were directed to Universal Credit. Bristol City Council have also confirmed in the letter that the mistake lies firmly at the doors of the DWP who should have closed my ESA claim instead of keeping me on it. It is incredible that only last week st
  10. Hi, Yes I think you might be right. The more I think about this claim the more it seems that my claim might be against Bristol City Council and not Universal Credit. For the whole period I am claiming the backdated housing payment for I was in receipt of ESA, surely that means a claim to my local authority for housing benefit and not to UC. It would be strange to be in receipt of ESA, despite the DWP making an error, and then claiming the housing costs element of UC, that would be like fusing two benefits into one which the DWP don't do.
  11. Hi, 1) I'm appealing a UC decision not to award a backdated payment for the housing element of UC. 2) UC claim that they can not backdate for more than one month and only if specific criteria met, health is a valid reason as outlined in their reasons for appeal. However, they say that my reasons for claiming do not meet the relevant provisions. They also claim that they can not backdate for 6 months despite a DWP mistake. 3) The reasons for my appeal: (i) Health grounds - I am currently on the second stage of my treatment with another phase of treatmen
  12. Hi, 1) I'm appealing a UC decision not to award a backdated payment for the housing element of UC. 2) UC claim that they can not backdate for more than one month and only if specific criteria met, health is a valid reason as outlined in their reasons for appeal. However, they say that my reasons for claiming do not meet the relevant provisions. They also claim that they can not backdate for 6 months despite a DWP mistake. 3) The reasons for my appeal: (i) Health grounds - I am currently on the second stage of my treatment with another phase of treatmen
  13. Hi Unclebulgaria, Yes your summary is absolutely correct. Sorry for any ambiguity, it has turned into a complex and convoluted case for sure. I will absolutely consider a letter to my MP. But in the meantime I still have to respond to the tribunal bundle, which is what I wanted some help with. Is there anything fundamental to my case, other than the obvious, I should put in my letter to the tribunal? James
  14. Hi, It was a flat in London, not a house. I would rather not disclose every single detail of my locations that I have resided in unless it is absolutely necessary. But I left this London address to be put on a waiting list for the second phase of my treatment which I could access quicker if I moved to the Bristol area, so I did that. When I left my previous flat in London the tenancy ended and no rent was liable anymore. The London borough council are the ones who have raised the invoice, because while I lived in Bristol they continued to pay my housing benefit. While I informed DW
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