Jessie Jones

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Saturday 9th August 2014

Trading Status
Sole Owner

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 87

Jessie Jones

9:50 AM, 16th January 2021
About 2 weeks ago

Fraud property purchase? - Defects not known to the seller

I would look at the shared freehold agreement and see what it says. I hope that you had this drawn up by a solicitor.
It's perfectly fine for someone to sell a property with defects. This happens all the time, for example where a builder buys a tired old building and refurbishes it to sell on. They never know what they are going to uncover, and it is a case of 'buyer beware'. In your case, the buyer had a survey done so was either aware of the problem or should have been.
However, your leasehold / shared freehold agreement will hopefully say who is responsible for what.... Read More

Jessie Jones

8:48 AM, 16th January 2021
About 2 weeks ago

Solicitor sold my property to a fraudster?

Reply to the comment left by Elana at 15/01/2021 - 11:54
The Land Registry link is great, thank you. Just registered my houses and it only took about 5 minutes to set up the account and add them.... Read More

Jessie Jones

8:31 AM, 16th January 2021
About 2 weeks ago

Tenant Reference Requested?

I have a great tenant who works for a company that make very high end cars and aeroplane engines. The employer reference was sent to their personel dept who simply passed it on to the tenant to complete themselves! It was the tenant that told me this on the day they were moving in.
So even if the referencing agent is doing their job properly, it doesn't prove anything.
But what a reference does do, is ensure that the terms and conditions of insurance policies are complied with, so it the tenant destroys your house you are not left totally out of pocket.... Read More

Jessie Jones

10:38 AM, 2nd January 2021
About 4 weeks ago

Mould with a Covid Twist?

Tenants drying their washing on the radiators can be the cause of the problem, especially if they have young children and have to do multiple washes each day.
I provide a dehumidifier in all my old-style houses, but tenants rarely use them. There is a good leaflet available on the NRLA website that you can print off and hand to tenants, which explains how damp is caused. Search for Condensation Factsheet... Read More

Jessie Jones

18:19 PM, 21st November 2020
About 2 months ago

Safeguarding of rental income?

If you can afford any mortgage repayments without having a tenant, it might be a good idea to leave the property empty just until the government re-instate the ability to evict bad tenants, or at least until you find a tenant who you are 100% happy with.
At least half of my profit comes from the increase in equity, which I get with or without a tenant.
Having a property empty for a few months might also give you the opportunity to get any remedial works done, and also in case you decide to sell off if the Chancellor does decide to double CGT.
You will have to find a way of dealing with the Council Tax if you leave it empty.... Read More