gillian copes

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 12th July 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 12

gillian copes

18:08 PM, 14th September 2014
About 6 years ago

Abusive tenant will not budge

Just want to say a huge big heartfelt thank you to Mark Alexander for providing this forum and to everyone who has responded to my questions. Your support, advice, experiences and guidance have been absolutely invaluable and of the utmost help and assistance to me. Wishing every one of you all the very best :-)... Read More

gillian copes

18:04 PM, 14th September 2014
About 6 years ago

Abusive tenant will not budge

Hi Rosalind, yea that lovely bonus you've got regarding double rent unfortunately does not apply in Scotland. On the plus side tenant has now informed me she's leaving this Wednesday & I've had solicitor send her a letter to ensure she removes all her belongings and gives a forwarding address etc as I will not deal with her personally now.. So hopefully the house will be in a reasonable condition when I get keys back and I'l decide then whether to close that horrible chapter and be done with it or
pursue her for rent arrears, damages etc. Tho she could pursue me for her deposit not being lodged in time. Anyway just soo glad she's leaving without having to go to court for eviction. never again will I have housing benefit tenants and i'll be more fastidious about which tenant I choose in future. Thanks for your input :-)... Read More

gillian copes

13:52 PM, 9th September 2014
About 6 years ago

Abusive tenant will not budge

Reply to the comment left by "Alan Loughlin" at "09/09/2014 - 13:43":

yes indeed..... you're absolutely right!! If only I'd known before.... Read More

gillian copes

13:41 PM, 9th September 2014
About 6 years ago

Abusive tenant will not budge

Hi Rosalind, yes I knew about that thanks, but I've been told by SAL that because I didn't give her an AT5 prior to lease agreement it's now an assured tenancy and I need to have 3 months rent arrears before I can take court action to repossess MY property, so if I tell council now then it ill only be 2 months, so I'm just supposed to sit with it. I've contacted a solicitor today so just waiting to hear back with what my next step can be as absolutely something needs to be done in the meantime, My plan is to sell the house now, so want to find out if that speeds anything up with removing her - so frustrating!... Read More

gillian copes

11:11 AM, 9th September 2014
About 6 years ago

Abusive tenant will not budge

Thanks for your advice. Yea I'm getting a solicitor to handle it now as there are so many aspects to deal with. The tenant should have left yesterday but hasn't and it turns out i'l need to wait til there's 3 months rent arrears before court action as I didn't give her an AT5 :-0 So the decision to rent my house out after moving out from it has not been the simple procedure I expected and like so many other landlords i have been naïve and not got clued up on how to do this properly until now - a hard lesson to learn!... Read More