Julie Dawson

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 10th October 2013

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 23

Julie Dawson

10:26 AM, 7th October 2020
About 5 months ago

Be warned - Use your own electrical contractor?

Reply to the comment left by LaLo at 07/10/2020 - 10:04
My electrical contractor has worked for me for years and is doing the certificates for £100 each, most need no remedial work, he's glad for the work and volume i give him, so he's not ripping me off ... some people are taking the mick i think !!!... Read More

Julie Dawson

13:50 PM, 29th July 2020
About 7 months ago

Electrical Safety Standards from 1/7/20 new tenancies and 1/04/21 existing

I have 2 Questions if anyone can help ... having looked back on existing reports I have on file, most of my certificates state that they need to be re-done in 5 years, but I have a few that say 10 years, is this normal, and are they still valid ?
Also some have "Building Regulation Certificates of Compliance", one of my landlords is asking if they will get one of these ? when do they get sent and when do they not ?... Read More

Julie Dawson

12:14 PM, 23rd January 2020
About A year ago

Cats and dogs policy shortsighted

I used to always have a "pet declaration" signed from tenants (prior to June last year), with an additional £150 added to their bond. It stipulated that WE got the house cleaned and carpets professionally cleaned when they moved out ... this was because I was sick of seeing scrap bits of paper from apparent professional cleaners, when it was clear it hasn't been done. By allowing pets, the tenant was aware that this would be done when they moved out and without this being signed they weren't allowed pets. Now because of the change in fees, we cant charge (more than 5 weeks rent), and we cant add any addendums like pet declarations. We are opening ourselves up to alsorts, unless we say NO. As a lot of homes have a pet now you are restricting yourself, you cant win :)... Read More

Julie Dawson

15:47 PM, 7th November 2019
About A year ago

Client Money Protection compulsory as of today


Can anyone recommend a company other than Money Shield for client money protection, they have quoted £400 for the year, I only look after 45 properties ... thanks... Read More

Julie Dawson

13:50 PM, 25th February 2019
About 2 years ago

It's always me me me!

Reply to the comment left by Robert Mellors at 25/02/2019 - 12:56
Hi, who is the company you use now ? Ive just been charged £90 for a trace with DCBL (cant pay we'll take it away), plus I Havant had a lot of luck with their high court writs, I may change and try your company.... Read More