Jerry Jones

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 10th June 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 288

Jerry Jones

10:40 AM, 29th August 2018
About 3 weeks ago

Shelter shocked at result of 10%, no make that 4.7% or maybe zero

I have two properties in Middlesbrough recently let to claimants via specialist agents used to dealing with benefit claimants - pretty much the entire market there. Both took 3 months before any payments were made and, despite doing an affordability review with the tenants on application, the rate paid is well below what we need to cover the rent and we have as yet had no backdated payments from the HB department to cover the period since the beginning of the tenancy. If I had the choice I'd only house working tenants who don't claim. I can't recall any claimant tenancy where there have not been serious arrears and it's getting worse.
That is quite apart from the tenants who leave on a whim without notice, aided and abetted by the council who offer them a LA tenancy that has to be taken immediately with no respect for the contracted notice period (three in the last couple of years) and constant demand for repairs to things the tenants have actually damaged themselves.
I also have properties in Bristol and Somerset, let to long-term tenants for more than 3 years, which work exactly as they should, a complete contrast with the ones in M'boro.... Read More

Jerry Jones

21:45 PM, 17th April 2018
About 5 months ago

Utilities liability - no contract?

I currently have Utilita on a couple of mine.... Read More

Jerry Jones

13:10 PM, 12th April 2018
About 5 months ago

Multiple Gas Safety inspection costs?

Reply to the comment left by Piers Calascione at 12/04/2018 - 13:03
I got caught out with a warranty on a recent boiler - it turns out that my agents had been instructing a CP12 with no service each year, so the 7 year warranty was voided when I came to claim
on it.... Read More

Jerry Jones

13:08 PM, 12th April 2018
About 5 months ago

Jerry Jones

11:40 AM, 12th April 2018
About 5 months ago

Multiple Gas Safety inspection costs?

I've just taken a service plan from a local company which gives me breakdown cover, annual service and a CP12, all for £10 per month for the boiler or £15 including the whole system. Might it be worth looking for something similar local to you?... Read More