Gayle Tregaskis

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 3rd November 2017

Location
Liverpool

Trading Status
Sole Owner

Providing essential rental accommodation since
2001

Number of rental properties owned
21 – 40

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
No


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 12

Gayle Tregaskis

13:34 PM, 11th August 2018
About 2 years ago

Review of Selective Licensing announced

I'm in first stages of complaint to LGO and awaiting reply from LCC re licensing conditions, if not happy off to lower level tribunal I go.... Read More

Gayle Tregaskis

12:45 PM, 10th August 2018
About 2 years ago

What does Selective Licencing actually achieve?

Reply to the comment left by James Mann at 10/08/2018 - 12:29
True, if LCC contacts me re antisocial behaviour then easier for me to evict.

Cost of being landlord I suppose, I've served 5 section 8s in 15 years, one went to Court for possession in 2003.... Read More

Gayle Tregaskis

12:16 PM, 10th August 2018
About 2 years ago

What does Selective Licencing actually achieve?

Hello

Selective licensing is a useful tool in certain situations.

The Housing Act 2004 Part 3 section 80 (1) gives a local housing authority the power to designate areas as subject to selective licensing if certain requirements in section 80 (2) to (9) are met.

Section 80 (6) requirement in summary is that:
'the area is experiencing a significant and persistent problem caused by antisocial behaviour';
some private landlords are failing to take action to take appropriate action; and
that making a designation combined with other measures by local housing authority, or by other persons with local housing authority, lead to a reduction or elimination of the problem.

Liverpool City Council has as part of its license conditions an antisocial and nuisance behaviour condition which must form part of conditions in my tenancy agreement.

I am challenging certain conditions in the licenses I hold with LCC as being unlawful, however, not the condition relating to antisocial behaviour. The challenge will be taken to a lower level tribunal if the unlawful conditions are not removed from my licences.

I live in area with certain problems. One of my tenants moved out because of others antisocial behaviour and rubbish has been dumped many times in the garden area in a block of flats in which I own 5 studios. It is know locally who the perpetrators are.

If I was aware that a car that I had hired to individuals was being persistently used for antisocial behaviors then I would stop hiring the car to them.

Sooo ... when used lawfully selective licensing can be a force for good.

Gayle... Read More

Gayle Tregaskis

9:45 AM, 10th August 2018
About 2 years ago

What does Selective Licencing actually achieve?

I spoke to community police officer re crime etc in one area in Liverpool.
Officer said that problem happens when a distant landlord company buys say 10 properties in a street and then does not manage anti social behavior, rubbish on street.
Pointed him towards licensing and powers that LCC have to fine such landlords, he was unaware of the powers of LCC and would try and progress actions vs such landlords.
There does seem to be a divide between problems in London and over crowding rental properties. Somehow the North is suffering because of landlord practices in some areas of the South... Read More

Gayle Tregaskis

11:26 AM, 9th August 2018
About 2 years ago

Review of Selective Licensing announced

Reply to the comment left by Gayle Tregaskis at 27/07/2018 - 12:45
Hi Chris

Can you resend emails?

Many thanks

Gayle... Read More