Ian Simpson

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 10th August 2013


Trading Status

Providing essential rental accommodation since

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 131

Ian Simpson

18:07 PM, 5th October 2019
About 2 months ago

Council - Do as I say not as I do?

Not sure where 37m2 comes from ... these are the current regs :

• Rooms used for sleeping by one adult will have to be no smaller than 6.51 square metres, and those slept in by two adults will have to be no smaller than 10.22 square metres.
• Rooms slept in by children of 10 years and younger will have to be no smaller than 4.64 square metres.... Read More

Ian Simpson

12:36 PM, 6th August 2019
About 4 months ago

Acquired Non-Responsive HMO tenant?

Many thanks Simon. I think that is what we will have to do then , especially before s21 gets dropped by the government!!
I suspect “Service” will have to be a photo of two of us laying the s21 paperwork on his bed!!... Read More

Ian Simpson

5:38 AM, 6th August 2019
About 4 months ago

Acquired Non-Responsive HMO tenant?

Yes, well we have done that and am awaiting a response, but thought there may be some pearls of wisdom to glean from the collective wisdom on here as well ...
I may be able to post up the Licence document if that helps...... Read More

Ian Simpson

10:45 AM, 18th May 2019
About 7 months ago

Insurance invalid after fire due to family member?

We had a fire about a year ago. Caused by some stupid tenant having a campfire in his room. (Now in jail)

The insurers tried every trick in the book to wriggle out of the circa £150,000 payout. These included picking holes in the definition of a “Bedsit” , and trying to say we were under-insured (Happily my bank had insisted ion revaluations only a year previously and we were actually OVER insured... ) Provision of those documents to the loss adjuster soon shut them up.

They eventually accepted liability but it took seven long and worrying weeks while they tried everything to wriggle out.

I suspect this is standard operating policy with most insurers, as they try to limit their losses any way they can.

HAppily, one year on, we have finished the rebuild and have re-let four of the seven units. The insurers (through our Loss assessor) are continuing to pay lost rent until such time as we re-fill all the rooms....

I am sure you will get sorted, but insurers move as slowly as a slug with a disability on a slowing-down course.

Good luck with it!!... Read More

Ian Simpson

11:57 AM, 9th March 2019
About 9 months ago

Home Office to appeal High Court Right to Rent ruling

After 29th March we remain in the EU .... forever and ever..!!... Read More