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Oh how I wish I had found this site before I took the last tenant.
05/11/2013
10:26 am
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Oh how I wish I had found this site before I took the last tenant.  Her name was Lucie Victoria Faye Drew and her mother is called Samantha Drew from Weston super Mare area.  I knew her mother when I was at school and she came in pleading with me to help her daughter who was fleeing from a violent relationship in Wales to come back to be closer to her mother in Weston super Mare. 

 

Her mother, Samantha, promised she would help her daughter Lucie with her rent out of her wages which included paying the deposit.  Stupidly I believed her and let desperate Lucie into the property and, needless to say, when the first payment was due as promised by Samantha Drew (mother) nothing happened apart from texts promising to come in later.

 

First Housing Benefit date came and passed (Lucie Drew was being paid the HB and then giving it to her mother to come in and pay us for some reason).  Nothing was forthcoming.  Second Housing Benefit day arrived and again nothing was forthcoming and eventually a tearful mother Samantha Drew, came in with some **** ******* **** **** ******** ******* ***** **** **** **** ***** ******* ********* ******** *** **** ****** ********** ************ **** *********** ************* and bull story about having been robbed while she was on her way to us with the first Housing Benefit and so tried to take out a loan and then the loan company took loads of charges out of her bank account although she had not proceeded with the loan and that swallowed up the second Housing Benefit cheque.  I did not believe a word of it but wanted to try and make something bad into something good.

 

I changed the HB to be payable to me, issued a Section 21 and the mother Samantha Drew promised to pay money in each week.  Lots of lying texts was all I got.

 

I refused to deal with mother anymore and told Lucie that she had to pay into my account each week.  This she did for 4 weeks and guess what, Housing Benefit day was yesterday and no money – I rang the council they said her benefit was suspended due to a change of address – I checked the flat which was extremely empty – she had done a runner over the weekend and did not leave the keys, so I have to change all the locks.  This has left a total bill owing of £2475.20.

 

I shall be tracking her down using Section 35 of the Data Protection Act and I shall be issuing proceedings and I shall be obtaining a CCJ and I shall then obtain an attachment of benefits order – but oh how I wish I had known about this site before so I could have searched her.

05/11/2013
3:16 pm
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Oh dear; but don’t worry we nice LL have all been stitched up by lying; thieving tenants in the past……………………………………………….join the club!!

I wouldn’t bother with ANY attempt at recovery unless you try one of these no-win; no fee outfits.

There is one on this site which apparently is meant to be good.

Can’t remember  where and who they are.

Don’t waste anymore of your money on recovery.

I did this and got nowhere apart from losing about another £300 in court costs.

Put it down to experience and in future trust no one.

Try and obtain RGI on all your future tenants.

With HB it is presently possible to receive HB direct to you on from day one.

See the property tribes website and search  Johnathan Clarke.

He has this direct HB situation sussed.

Essentially he puts a clause into the AST that states the AST will only be valid if direct payment is received.

The council CANNOT prevent a LL including such a clause in an AST.

UC will be a different situation

Remember though that direct payment leaves you liable to REPAY to the council ALL HB  paid if they deem it was a false claim.

The reason why I will NEVER accept direct payment UNLESS I am in the process of evicting the tenants.

 

06/11/2013
6:42 pm
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07/11/2013
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What a pair of bitches – I hope you get them as they deserve it – by the way the link above does not work?  What was it?  Does anyone know?

10/11/2013
1:52 pm
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Lucie probably de activated it 

10/11/2013
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Sharon Carmichael said
What a pair of bitches – I hope you get them as they deserve it – by the way the link above does not work?  What was it?  Does anyone know?

 

It does work Sharon, it’s her facebook profile https://www.facebook.com/lucie.bear?

Maybe it doesn’t work if you are not logged into facebook? Confused

10/11/2013
4:44 pm
Sharon Carmichael
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Ah, could be, I am not a member of facebook. Surprised

10/11/2013
11:45 pm
AlexJ
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I found her page. She  mentions Cardiff on her page Maybe that’s where she is from? 

10/11/2013
11:51 pm
Amy
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I wonder how many Samantha and Lucie Drews there are out there? 

28/11/2013
11:54 am
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Fuming_Landlord said
Oh how I wish I had found this site before I took the last tenant.  Her name was Lucie Victoria Faye Drew and her mother is called Samantha Drew from Weston super Mare area.  I knew her mother when I was at school and she came in pleading with me to help her daughter who was fleeing from a violent relationship in Wales to come back to be closer to her mother in Weston super Mare. 
 
Her mother, Samantha, promised she would help her daughter Lucie with her rent out of her wages which included paying the deposit.  Stupidly I believed her and let desperate Lucie into the property and, needless to say, when the first payment was due as promised by Samantha Drew (mother) nothing happened apart from texts promising to come in later.
 
First Housing Benefit date came and passed (Lucie Drew was being paid the HB and then giving it to her mother to come in and pay us for some reason).  Nothing was forthcoming.  Second Housing Benefit day arrived and again nothing was forthcoming and eventually a tearful mother Samantha Drew, came in with some **** ******* **** **** ******** ******* ***** **** **** **** ***** ******* ********* ******** *** **** ****** ********** ************ **** *********** ************* and bull story about having been robbed while she was on her way to us with the first Housing Benefit and so tried to take out a loan and then the loan company took loads of charges out of her bank account although she had not proceeded with the loan and that swallowed up the second Housing Benefit cheque.  I did not believe a word of it but wanted to try and make something bad into something good.
 
I changed the HB to be payable to me, issued a Section 21 and the mother Samantha Drew promised to pay money in each week.  Lots of lying texts was all I got.
 
I refused to deal with mother anymore and told Lucie that she had to pay into my account each week.  This she did for 4 weeks and guess what, Housing Benefit day was yesterday and no money – I rang the council they said her benefit was suspended due to a change of address – I checked the flat which was extremely empty – she had done a runner over the weekend and did not leave the keys, so I have to change all the locks.  This has left a total bill owing of £2475.20.
 
I shall be tracking her down using Section 35 of the Data Protection Act and I shall be issuing proceedings and I shall be obtaining a CCJ and I shall then obtain an attachment of benefits order – but oh how I wish I had known about this site before so I could have searched her.

i know this family very well. they move around alot and from my understanding lucie’s mother lives and still is living in bristol she all so has family still in wales barry area. she has a facebook/instagram/whats’app account that she can be contacted on hope this helps a little more

22/12/2013
10:49 am
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Why haven’t you put down ALL the facts. Instead of just what you want people to know. Lucie is paying you money each week to bring down the amount owed? You have her phone number.

Didn’t you issue her with a notice to quit? Now you are complaining that she has left. Make up your mind!!!

What about the way that you and your company behaved? When the weather started to turn colder, you refused to put the heating on, the times i had visited and kept my coat on because it was cold. She had a 1 year old baby there. You knew at the time she moved in that it was not suitable for a single mother. The flat was on the third floor, how was she supposed to manage with a baby, shopping etc.? Probably the reason you are so upset is the fact that you know the flat is hard to let out and you have lost a mug.

You wanted to do a repair. You asked (through a text, not in writing 24 hours in advance like the law asks) if you could come, and were told it was not a convenient time. So you let yourselves in anyway regardless.

These are just some of the things, and I for one hope things do go to court, as I will be only too glad to go as a witness to how you behaved as a landlord.

22/12/2013
12:08 pm
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Your post is astonishing in its lies and I am guessing I am addressing Samantha, Lucie’s mother, but, lets cover the points made.

 

1.            Lucie is not paying me any money every week she did for 2 weeks making a total of £70 and then nothing.  This debt was of course incurred by you and your lies as her mother and you stealing the rent money that the Council had paid to Lucie and you did not pass on.

2.            You are right, I did issue her a Section 21.  I am not complaining she has left, I am complaining she left without notice and owing £2,500.

3.            Heating was turned on as at the 1st October as it is every year – you can lie AGAIN if that is what you want to do, but please ask the other 3 long term tenants who occupy the other 3 flats in the block and ask them if they have any complaints about me as a Landlord or the property. 

4.            The flat was on the second floor not the third floor and why did she take the property if it did not suit her needs?  I did not force her to take the flat, actually, to the contrary I was tricked by you and your lies to let her in with your continual promises to pay a deposit out of your wages and pay the rent which you did not.

5.            Complete fabrication and that is all you can do – lie.  The maintenance was called in because the flat below was getting flooded so as this was an emergency maintenance had to attend to the problem immediately and only to find out that the leak was coming from over the top of Lucie’s bath.  Even then, if you ask Lucie, I said that if she started to pay the arrears I would put in an updated bathroom suite for her to go with all the new carpets we had put in and the scheduling of the new kitchen.  This flat was in perfect condition and worked perfectly well.  As do the other 3 flats in the block with the long standing tenants in situ.  In point of fact this property has been de-registered as an HMO because Housing Standards were so pleased with the quality of the property and how well they were managed.

6.            See you in Court where the only defence you will have is to lie under oath.  Our only crime was expecting the rent to be handed over by you. 

 

You are the exact reason why Landlords need this website because you took a property you could not afford, you lied to get in, you stole the tax payers money (rent) from your daughter and did not pay it to us leaving her in the appalling position you did.  Even then you have the gall to try and pretend it is our fault and naturally tell your next Landlord what a terrible Landlord we were and not to bother to get a reference.  The difference is that if they contact me through this site I can tell them the truth and they do not have to listen to any more of your lies like I did and not get suckered in by you.

22/12/2013
2:18 pm
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You presume wrong. This is not Samantha. I am an independant friend of the family. But you can believe whatever you want. Makes no difference to me. Enjoy your christmas Laugh

22/12/2013
3:25 pm
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Interestingly my presumptions were based on your statement from your first post wherein you stated that you hope things do go to Court and that you would be only too glad to go to Court as a witness to show how I behaved as a Landlord.

Considering there were only ever 2 parties involved in any of the negotiations, visits to the property etc you now, as an independent friend of the family were going to act as a witness and that – for those who are reading this – is exactly why you should join this site because people like this hide behind aliases, charades and just lie and lie and lie as it is just simply their first nature.

All the time that Lucie was in that property and her mother was spending the rent money that had been paid by hard working tax paying families for her rent I never stopped paying the Mortgage to ensure my end of the bargain in keeping a roof over Lucie and the other tenants’ heads and if you think that I am going to support her and her children and her mother’s thieving you have got another think coming.

So, thank you, I will have a nice Christmas and New Year but I cant guarantee you the same as it is my full intentions to pursue Lucie and reclaim my money until the debt is paid even if it means the bailiffs knocking on her door and if you are the disgraceful and lying mother, or even a family friend of the disgraceful mother, I would make it very clear to her that the decent thing to do is to make financial amends to the person you think you need not pay because they are nothing more than a Landlord.

 

22/12/2013
4:07 pm
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I think it can be a fair presumption that ANY LL who posts on here will be telling the truth.

Not doing so has a way of being caught out.

You never know know who knows who.

I doubt whether any LL would post lies on here.

What would be the point!?

So given the choice of who to believe I think I would go with the LL.

The ones that tend to be the liars are those on HB who don’t bother working.

As a matter of presumption I expect every HB tenant to lie.

So I don’t trust them.

These HB tenants will find their disreputable actions come home to haunt them when they cannot source a tenancy as they will hopefully be registered in LRS.

They will then moan to the council that no one will rent to them.

Might be something to do with that they are lying; thieving, cheating, criminal scumbags…………………………………………………………………………….might be wrong but somehow I don’t think so.

These are the feckless wasters that hopefully the new welfare relations will drive out of existence.

Perhaps they should have free condoms at the Job Centre.

I’d like to see Welfare for the under 25’s removed.

For those in care different circumstances would apply.

Then all the single mums will have to live with their parents until 25; not such an attractive ‘lifestyle’ choice then is it…………………………………..getting knocked up!!??

Cos they all do it knowing the council will pay for their own accommodation.

We are still creating a nation of Vicky Pollards; which is what this waster seems like and her mother before her!

Let’s hope that Labour doesn’t get in as they will reverse these welfare cuts and spend our money on supporting these feckless waster types that you have the misfortune to deal with.

No wonder LL are refusing to rent to these types where their disgusting behaviour is effectively sanctioned by councils and govt.

 

22/12/2013
8:03 pm
Amy
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192.com ???   The stalkers use it. Smile

07/06/2014
3:11 pm
johnmelba
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knew lucy in college, let me where and i’ll drop her address to you. People who do wrong should be responsible for the actions.

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