Eudora Burn

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 9th March 2016


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 6

Eudora Burn

16:18 PM, 4th July 2017
About 2 years ago

British Gas Home Care Policies

Reply to the comment left by "Ray Davison" at "04/07/2017 - 15:56":

I wish I could have those plumbing costs ;-). It really depends on the tenant and area. I have 2 properties in North London and 2 in Reading - plumbing rates especially for rented properties are high. Good plumbers are busy and I am not sure in London that any independent plumber could commit to a 2 hour response time for the elderly and families with young children = this represents 3 of my properties.... Read More

Eudora Burn

15:33 PM, 4th July 2017
About 2 years ago

British Gas Home Care Policies

Thanks all - great input. Self insuring would not be feasible and the excess would be border line. I would only need 1 call out for each property and likely I would spend the cost of the premiums. I have looked at Homeserve and the price is virtually the same as Bgas. Note both Bgas and Homeserve include the annual gas safety cert. The big upside with BG is that they have own staff and there is continuity. Plus they give priority to certain categories of call out e.g. families with young children and the elderly, all of which have a 2 hour response time. I have tried it and it def works. I don't bother with the plumbing and electrics options.

With their prices increasing 10% on one property with no call out during the last 12 months and a 2 year old boiler, I would like a cheaper option but the same service. Yesterday, spent 1.5 hours on the phone with Bgas (I was exhausted) and managed to push down the cost of all of my policies. Crazy the 10% increase disappeared and they have now quoted lower than last year, it appears they rely on auto renewal/apathy to push through increases.

I wonder if Property118 would be interested in negotiating a bulk deal for landlords/forum members with Bgas?... Read More

Eudora Burn

17:22 PM, 11th August 2016
About 3 years ago

Landlords Insurance - Landlords Buying Group

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "27/01/2015 - 16:52":

Yesterday, I took out insurance on one of our rental properties with Discount Landlord. They beat the nearest quote by 15% and the excess was better too. The co underwriting the policy is a household name - I am a happy customer.... Read More

Eudora Burn

8:39 AM, 7th June 2016
About 4 years ago

Big problem and legal costs extending my lease!

After nearly a year of wrangling we will complete the lease extension on a flat this week. We used a company for the valuation and negotiations, I think they did a good job. We we did not have the experience or time to deal with it directly with the landlord. Also the standard offer that this landlord gives was not acceptable. With the fees, I thought they were set and the landlords legal fees had to be 'reasonable'. Our sums were higher for lease extension £18k but we achieved better a much better deal than the landlord was originally offering. I think the leasehold laws need review as the Landlords can play games.... Read More

Eudora Burn

12:31 PM, 31st March 2016
About 4 years ago

DSS tenant in arrears by nearly 4 months?

We had a similar case with one of our tenants that has top up her rent. She fell into repairs we started the eviction process then the council paid up the arrears. On renewal the tenancy agreement contains a clause that states any arrears will now lead to notice given. This may not help your current situation but it may be something to consider for the future.... Read More