Christine McCluggage

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Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 8

Christine McCluggage

11:22 AM, 2nd January 2016, About 6 years ago

Responsibilities for a flooded property occupied by a tenant?

Is it sometimes the case that the landlord insurance does not cover flood in high risk flood areas?... Read More

Christine McCluggage

12:12 PM, 28th November 2015, About 6 years ago

DPS publish eight top tips on how to avoid damp and mould

As far as DPS are concerned everything is down to the landlord, even damage caused by Tenant not informing landlord of water leak! I had a full inventory, copy of conversations from tenant , photographic evidence of damage and receipt for repair, all I wanted from deposit was to cover cost to repair damage not whole deposit, which was £247.00 the DPS awarded me £47.00 !! Insulting is an understatement! I will not use DPS again .... Read More

Christine McCluggage

12:37 PM, 7th August 2015, About 7 years ago

Disputes Still Favour Tenants According to DPS

I am a very fair landlord. I never take money from Tennant deposit for cleaning even though my property has been left many times in a filthy mess, but my last Tennant did not report a water leak and caused damage to floor and carpet, I sent loads of photos off to DPS along with conversation with Tennant , I couldn't have been more thorough, and I was only asking for % of deposit not whole amount, just to cover repair, but DPS decided in there wisdom to award me £53 and gave Tennant £152 back!! I am out of pocket by £252 not to mention delay in getting new Tennant in because of work needing doing to repair damage! Is there any other companies LANDLORDS can use that in your experience are fairer than DPS ? Thank you... Read More

Christine McCluggage

16:35 PM, 28th February 2015, About 7 years ago

Furniture left in house by tenant and now asking for it back !

Reply to the comment left by "philip allen" at "28/02/2015 - 13:13":

Thanks all,

Reply to Philip Allen, The tenants were on benefits and got the loft done free, Before they moved in we had full central heating put in and double glazing replaced at our cost, when the tenants came to view the said " Oh if we had of moved in before you did all this we could have got it done for you at no cost" ! Wow if only we knew how to work the system as well as some it would have saved us 6k !

I think what happened is, we charged them for the extra days and they didn't feel that was fair, they thought we should sell furniture to pay for the days they took! I have messaged them and told them that we disposed of the furniture as the new tenant, who is now in the house, didn't want it so it was in the way.

Thank you all for your replies been a great help, at least I know were not in the wrong :)... Read More

Christine McCluggage

9:11 AM, 27th February 2015, About 7 years ago

Furniture left in house by tenant and now asking for it back !

Thank you all for your replies, I have informed old tenant to collect furniture within seven days or it will be disposed off. I will take on board what you say and go forward with a business head on, no more "friendly" landlady from now it will be business. :)... Read More