Ingrid Bacsa

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 9th May 2016


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 140

Ingrid Bacsa

10:26 AM, 21st November 2021, About 6 months ago

Tenant wants to wrestle control?

Reply to the comment left by No hate plz at 19/11/2021 - 11:10
I had same problem trying to get access for gas safety checks. I called the authorities as this was worrying . They said as long as i write every month to warn the tenant of the possible dangers in not having one , I am covered against neglect. One cannot force a reluctant tenant to have one.

Obviously, in a block of flats this could endanger her neighbours and also is detrimentle to a boiler needing maintenance checks, so we persuaded her after several weeks, with continued warnings of her being liable. On safety issues, I would keep writing your tenant to that effect.... Read More

Ingrid Bacsa

21:56 PM, 20th June 2021, About 11 months ago

Generation Rent wants the Government to force landlords to accept more risk

Reply to the comment left by at 17/06/2021 - 10:55
Thanks, I've noted that. However I know someone who does renewable holiday lets for long periods. I would assume she charges less than the expected price. She is very successful, and is never stuck with someone who wont go.... Read More

Ingrid Bacsa

21:53 PM, 20th June 2021, About 11 months ago

Generation Rent wants the Government to force landlords to accept more risk

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 17/06/2021 - 10:51
Ian, Its very simple to ensure "lodger" status as opposed to Assured Shorthold Tenancy status..

A live in landlord will manage the shared accommodation. The kitchen will be shared. It will not be bedsits, just bedrooms.. The living room will be the live-in landlord's space; he will share it. Each tenant will then sign a "Lodger's Agreement" as an unoccupied tenant.

The "Lodger" Agreement having been issued individually, agreed and signed by the "Lodger" and the "live in landlord", cannot possibly pass as an assured shorthold tenancy. The live in Landlord can also have an agreement with the owner, to sublet to lodgers . You will be His Landlord, he will be their Landlord.

I have been a live in landlord myself for many years but wouldnt hesitate to engage someone I trust to do the job for me if I relocate. ( I would want my house back at some point).

Am I missing something here?... Read More

Ingrid Bacsa

10:37 AM, 17th June 2021, About 11 months ago

EICRs From Hell?

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 24/05/2021 - 10:28
I have a similar situation to Mike. The inspector was thru an agent. he spent 2 hours looking but at least half that time he was.out in the street on his phone.
He never told me it failed. I got an online quote from the agent who organised this: £2300. A further quote to add light fittings etc of £2000.
When I complained about the inspection not being discussed with.me on the day they said it was all itemized in the report. But no itemized prices were shown and the electrician jargon was incomprehensible.
This was just a 3 bed semi. I think the agent themselves had added a few hundred. I am paying another electrician for an inspection next week, so another £135 ... The government really have generated a lot of scope for domestic technicians ! Landlords are just the whipping boys, funding the housing sector for the government to Lord over.... Read More

Ingrid Bacsa

10:19 AM, 17th June 2021, About 11 months ago

EICRs From Hell?

Reply to the comment left by Sanjeev Markanday at 21/05/2021 - 10:36
are you an electrician?... Read More