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4 minutes ago, Option5 said:

The names of those prosecuted are quite interesting.

Are you saying the council were racist in deliberately targetting our Muslim brothers?

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As the late, great Terry Pratchett put in in "Feet of Clay"

When Nobby had gone Vimes reached behind the desk and picked up a faded copy of Twurp’s Peerage or, as he personally thought of it, the guide to the criminal classes. You wouldn’t find slum dwellers in these pages, but you would find their landlords. And, while it was regarded as pretty good evidence of criminality to be living in a slum, for some reason owning a whole street of them merely got you invited to the very best social occasions

18 minutes ago, Cunning Plan said:

Are you saying the council were racist in deliberately targetting our Muslim brothers?

I think not:

https://www.oldham.gov.uk/councillors

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Hmm, after reading that list one could possibly draw the conclusion that a certain minority are over-represented in the shitty landlord department.

However to point out such clear discrepancies and blatant cultural piss-taking would, of course, be hugely racist; so I won't.

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11 minutes ago, Sgt Hartman said:

Hmm, after reading that list one could possibly draw the conclusion that a certain minority are over-represented in the shitty landlord department.

However to point out such clear discrepancies and blatant cultural piss-taking would, of course, be hugely racist; so I won't.

All hell breaks loose when one of them dies without a will.  Especially when there is inheritance tax to pay.  They just don’t get it.

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2 minutes ago, Ina said:

All hell breaks loose when one of them dies without a will.  Especially when there is inheritance tax to pay.  They just don’t get it.

Is it picked up automatically when someone dies?  What if no one bothers to get probate and they just continue to live in/rent out properties?  Would the banks know to freeze accounts?  

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It is not automatically picked up when someone dies.  It tends to be picked up when the family want to transfer a property out of the name of the deceased or to sell it.  Probate is necessary at that stage however there seems to be a parallel universe of lawyers who act for the BME communities.

They don’t like applying for Probate as an inheritance tax return has to be filed and the Probate Reg automatically notify the DWP in case the deceased has been ahem over claiming pension credit.  Banks only know to freeze accounts if someone gives them a death certificate.   The system is wide open to abuse.

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4 minutes ago, Ina said:

It is not automatically picked up when someone dies.  It tends to be picked up when the family want to transfer a property out of the name of the deceased or to sell it.  Probate is necessary at that stage however there seems to be a parallel universe of lawyers who act for the BME communities.

They don’t like applying for Probate as an inheritance tax return has to be filed and the Probate Reg automatically notify the DWP in case the deceased has been ahem over claiming pension credit.  Banks only know to freeze accounts if someone gives them a death certificate.   The system is wide open to abuse.

Cheers.  I guess that if you know how to get round the system, it’s pretty easy.  Accounts in joint names, just keep renting the properties out. I’m also guessing that you might come unstuck if the taxman starts to ask where that income stream is coming from. Dunno though, as you say, it does seem open to abuse. 

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