Jill Lucas

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 19th July 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 26

Jill Lucas

11:54 AM, 12th April 2018
About 2 years ago

Multiple Gas Safety inspection costs?

Hi
Yes this is very expensive! We pay £30 per flat for our gas safety checks in one area and at different locations. I think you need to shop around.... Read More

Jill Lucas

11:34 AM, 19th October 2016
About 4 years ago

Rent Arrears Recovery During Possession Order Process

Hi Andy
Thanks for your kind response! I am an experienced landlord with a healthy portfolio! and what with the extra tax burden and the law being weighted against landlords now more than ever do we all have to endeavour to get the best tenants for properties! Although I am in the real world of the 80/20 mix and that every now and then there will be a glitch!
Note your scenario is very different and good that landlords can communicate thru this medium which is beneficial!... Read More

Jill Lucas

10:21 AM, 19th October 2016
About 4 years ago

Rent Arrears Recovery During Possession Order Process

Yes I am going thru this process at present. Section 21 accelerated possession - the tenant who is receiving housing benefit has stopped paying rent and knows every legal trick in the book. He is going for eviction so he will eventually be re-housed by the council. He claims to have no money although is running a merc and a land rover and we are sure he has funds squirrelled away. Sadly if this is the case with your tenant then it may cost you more chasing the money and all the aggro that goes with it. I have written off the loss as I know I can recoup it in the future. There is no point even threatening CCJ's and no references as they just dig there heels in further and prolong the agony. If they are on housing benefit then the council may pay rent direct to you. Be positive for the future and endeavour to bullet proof the selection of your next tenant and increase the rent accordingly! A tough and painful learning curve... Read More

Jill Lucas

13:23 PM, 10th October 2016
About 4 years ago

Don’t wait 45 weeks for tenant eviction

Very grateful for the comments however I am dealing with a very cunning tenant who knows the law inside out! His total objective is to be re-housed by the council and has expressed his wish to be evicted by the bailiff. I had considered paying him off to go! but there is no way I would consider this and he would only increase the anti! Fortunately I have a decent portfolio so whilst this is a financial drain I can cover it! This has been a tough lesson in terms of understanding deposit law! fortunately I returned this or could have been caught out by lack of knowledge in protecting it correctly! Also never never never let to a housing benefit tenant although he started out as a private tenant! He is being very vindictive digging out plants in the garden although the non payment of £1k per month which could end up towards
a loss of £7k would pay for a lot of plants - this is the reason for withholding rent. They have no money and are potless so no point in trying to claim money back and CCJ are water off a ducks back! I will endeavour to re-claim the money back from the council! A tough lesson in how not to! but I will not have sleepless nights over this! We believe that we have been very kind and generous landlords and we will now adopt a totally professional to the letter of the law attitude!... Read More

Jill Lucas

13:12 PM, 10th October 2016
About 4 years ago