Hamish McBloggs

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 22nd March 2016


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Hamish McBloggs

19:48 PM, 15th January 2020
About 4 days ago

New electrical checks and safety standards for Landlords

Reply to the comment left by David Price at 15/01/2020 - 14:10
David,

My latest EICR's are available here
http://www.checkmynotification.com/
Though the inquisitive will need to buy them

A while back I spoke with B Gas about a searchable registry of GSC's. There isn't one (for you and I). However, they would be able to tell the inquisitive whether or not a GSC existed and current for a property but they would not be able to share info beyond that.

It's all over the place.

I keep ALL my tenant non-specific (no GDPR issues) documents 'in the cloud'. I offer prospective tenants access to this information until they become full tenants at which point they get permanent access to this information (removed on departure). If any organisation has a legitimate (legal) need to see this information they can also granted access.

I feel that for Mr Pareto's 80% of tenancies there are a simple, basic sets of documentation that are required before and during and at an end of a tenancy and could be managed by something such as the DPS.

The list would be prescribed and would include the tenancy agreement and automatically include stealthy How to Rent updates. A voluntary electronic tick list that if subscribed to would prevent the average landlord from forgetting something or being turned over by a manipulative tenant. All prevailing rules complied with and would have to be automatically accepted by a court. No need for reams and reams and opinion and denial.

This would prevent stupid rejections of S21's and wasting the our time and money and the time of the courts. With development it might wrest those low level activities from the courts that we spend so much on. Further development could include 'compelling' tenants to report their permanent departure within timescales (rather than going dark) or they automatically forfeit their tenancy without the expensive need for the courts. It could force tenants to exit properly ...

Anyway, Mrs H got given some Rhubarb Gin

Fortunately for me, Mrs H dislikes gin.

I'm not sure about the Rhubarb bit but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it after a large one or two.

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Hamish McBloggs

18:59 PM, 15th January 2020
About 4 days ago

New electrical checks and safety standards for Landlords

So I have a property with a happy tenant moved in 2 years ago. Full wiring inspection a fraction before their arrival to whatever the standard was at the time. Is it 3 years to the next inspection or before 1st April 2021 ?
(c)ensure the first inspection and testing is carried out—
(i)before the tenancy commences in relation to a new specified tenancy; or
(ii)by 1st April 2021 in relation to an existing specified tenancy.
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Hamish McBloggs

16:13 PM, 9th January 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Only idiots have jobs!

Email them and tell them that they have 1 day to agree in principle based on the info they have or their email gets published.

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Hamish McBloggs

15:11 PM, 9th January 2020
About 2 weeks ago

£4m to crack down on criminal landlords and agents

I was curious so was doing a bit of digging and can't find estimates:

How many HMO licences are there currently nationally?

What is the overall value of those?

What is the potential number/value?

Anyone know?

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Hamish McBloggs

21:50 PM, 8th January 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Northampton Council HMO Licensing Rip-offs.

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 08/01/2020 - 15:46
I believe they still push the car up the hill. But it's now more a romantic attachment to formative years, a kept tradition in a better run business rather than a symptom of an omni shambles.

I could post my copy of 'Getting It Together' to the Licensing Team in Nottingham.

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