9:49 AM, 20th January 2022, About 4 months ago 8
I only have two small terraced properties that I am letting in Wales, but this year big changes are looming in July. Letting contracts have to be changed, but the big one is the Fit for Habitation rules, which are ridiculously extensive with open-ended means to verify most of the huge wish list.
From ventilation to insulation to draughts for benefit of condensation conflicting with sealing everything for energy conservation. Even hints that if lead solder was used in the water supply, it all needs replacing.
We are back to the same arguments about 5 yearly electrical inspections, but the difference to England is it seems they have to be done by a qualified and registered electrician, and it seems electrics have to meet current standards not the standards in place at the time of build. You can literally feel the glee of the local electricians, who will have a field day.
I’m seriously thinking of selling up. Not because my properties are going to be problematic, but it’s just the pain of going through such a load of red tape, and we all know it’s designed to clobber the minority of really bad landlords who run slums, but we all have to suffer the consequences of the process.
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