Originally Posted by nox001
How do you know they aren’t registered? Some wishy washy claims from op with no evidence? You how no idea if they are registered is the truth, the RTB website is very unreliable and not to be taken as fact.
...and how do people report a crime if they havent seen the actual act of crime? They do it because they join the dots - if they hear shouting, then a big bang, then they see somebody's running away and then they find drops of blood (I am a big fan of crime stories by the way) - so yes, they are rightly to assume that something serious must have happened.
The same goes for reporting a potential fraud / tax evasion - you have your own experience of paying cash to LL, you talk to the neighbours who dont have the courage to ask LL for his bank details (or they did but he ignored the requests), you can't find 75% of LLs apts on the RTB reg list, then you see how nasty the LL plays the field on your own experience = thats how you join the dots that things are very fishy here.
Do you think that in the era of GDPR you will get confirmation from Revenue or RTB that your landlord pays taxes or registered all his apts correctly? All that people can do is to ask the correct body to check this out and state why you are concerned providing evidence you have or don't have.
I have my LL's bank account details as I pay my rent via bank transfer. I asked Threshold if I could simply give these details to my neighbours as we, of course, have the same landlord and Threshold said that LL could SUE me for sharing his details with my neighbours. Dont you think it's ridiculous?