Marie

Registered with Property118.com
Sunday 17th April 2016


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 45

Marie

14:52 PM, 26th October 2021, About a month ago

CIL payment on 15 year old development?

Reply to the comment left by Gavan Croucher at 25/10/2021 - 10:12
Who knows what the arrangement was, but why is the solicitor asking the question as it has nothing to do with leaseholders.... Read More

Marie

9:36 AM, 22nd August 2021, About 3 months ago

Grade 2 listed - EPC new rating exempt?

I had this question as well. Why is everything so vague when it comes to regs these days? From EWS1 to fire safety to epcs.
If you have a grade 2 listed that the previous owner has done (stupidly) an epc for, what do you do? All the suggestions on the epc are a) stupid and b) not doable. whether they are windmills or solar panels or ground source heatpumps.
The EPC form needs to be overhauled to come up with some more realistic suggestions. It seems to be an algorhytm exercise where the assessor puts in the details and the computer spews out the result. and that is the problem. All done for the climate change lobby and the we have to save the planet or we all die brigade. I agree we have to do something, but this stupid epc form is not helpful.
I think insulating old properties outside or inside is a mistake as they need to breathe, it would create condensation and mould problems.
I have actually had an assessor in an old brick built factory conversion stating on the epc that it is a timber frame. when I pulled him up on it he insisted he was right and was not going to change the epc. this is the calibre of people you have to deal with. its just another job with no regard to the consequences.... Read More

Marie

9:25 AM, 22nd August 2021, About 3 months ago

Should we use Allotments?

Reply to the comment left by James Noble at 18/08/2021 - 13:13
Yes I hear the royals have lots of land. Interesting that on Dartmoor it is difficult to get freehold houses, most are on leases to the crown. Wonder why it is so difficult to see changes to the leasehold sector in this country.... Read More

Marie

9:22 AM, 22nd August 2021, About 3 months ago

Should we use Allotments?

Reply to the comment left by Judith Wordsworth at 18/08/2021 - 12:25
Totally agreed. The council owned allotment sites, I have one near me and it looks like the council is deliberately letting it get run down. You cannot get a plot but very little are being worked. So you can see eventually they will say there is no demand and hey presto a new estate goes up.
They are such a precious resource in cities where people have tiny if any gardens and are crucial for mental health.
I think it is time the government planned some new towns in the countryside that are self sustaining, non commuting an well planned, not these little toytown estates built by the big housebuilders that are springing up on the outskirts of towns everywhere like little add ons.... Read More

Marie

8:22 AM, 25th March 2021, About 8 months ago

Gas safety certificate should be a legal requirement for all households?

I can see your point. I always thought if these checks are so important they should apply to everybody not just to landlords.... Read More