A Jenkins

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Monday 9th September 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 11

A Jenkins

15:26 PM, 11th May 2016
About 2 years ago

Government may look to ban Gazumping

Thanks for your comment. It was our feeling that because we offered more than the asking and we were sole bid, they would have felt it was a fair offer. They ended up selling 6months later and it took the current owners another 6-8months to make it habitable. In hindsight, I am glad we didn't get the place, we found a more picturesque spot on the coast that was 1/3 the price we offered for the prop in Bethania.... Read More

A Jenkins

13:55 PM, 11th May 2016
About 2 years ago

Government may look to ban Gazumping

A few years ago, we placed a sealed offer for a derelict property ABOVE the asking price in Bethania, Blaneau Ffestiniog. We conducted our due diligence research, and on seal bid opening day, we were the only ones that submitted a bid, The seller refused to sell-asking us to up the offer by 2ooo. We had already spent 800 on the survey, and 650 on the solicitor fees, but because of principle, we refused to up the offer. Gazundering should also be banned! I hold the estate agent in Blaneau Ffestiniog responsible for allowing his client to use this practice and will not do business with their firm ever again. Estate Agents should have higher standards than to allow these practices to take place.... Read More

A Jenkins

17:37 PM, 20th August 2014
About 4 years ago

Withholding some of the tenants bond

I had a bond deposit thru the council which they held. When the tenant moved in, the council walked through the property and I provided them with a detailed, pictured inventory and condition. This was signed and dated by the tenant and I on every pictured page and worded document of condition by room. Massive 30 pages.
When the tenant checked out, we scheduled an inventory checkout with the council and tenant and ourselves and agreed to the deductions based on "damages". We agreed to have a carpet cleaner attempt to remove a stain-which they could not. The council agreed to replace the entire room's carpeting and pay for all the chimney sweeps as it was a condition of the rental. I provided certificates of cleaning before the tenancy and she had to provide certificates of cleaning which she failed to do. Council paid up and I received full funds 6 weeks later.
Lesson I learned was that despite my laborious attention to detail on check in/check out inventories, it protected me from unnecessary expenses that were rightly the responsibility of the tenant. Only thing I didn't do was check the pipes, but luckily no intentional damages or blockages there.... Read More

A Jenkins

13:26 PM, 12th April 2014
About 4 years ago

Safety laws should be applied to ALL property owners

Safety checks and certificates should apply to all properties regardless of being rented or owned. Perhaps the idea of an occupancy permit before a change of occupiers is the best way to go? Whenever there is a change in occupation of a property, a new occupancy permit must be issued. Under the occupancy permit, electrics, gas, water supply, appliances, standard of occupation could be checked by Environmental Health. Any property failing to receive an occupancy permit remains uninhabited=no rental income. Properties lived in by owners will be motivated to bring their props up to standard.... Read More

A Jenkins

20:14 PM, 29th October 2013
About 5 years ago

I'm losing a tenant every 6 months, please help!

Harassment is illegal and a prosecutable offense. Documentation and viable witnesses are the only way to offer up evidence. The bully can be warned and a restraining order can be issued. If he violates that order, by trespassing then the police have further evidence to escalate these in the court system. It is a lengthy process, but worth the energy to maintain your right and your tenants rights to peaceful enjoyment of the property. Good luck.... Read More