James Barnes

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 5th October 2016


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 83

James Barnes

15:59 PM, 18th March 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Sometimes, some things have just got to be said

Mick, it looks like you took the opportunity to completely over react so you could post the screenshots here. If anything, I think you've come off looking worse than your tenant.... Read More

James Barnes

17:11 PM, 9th March 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Corporate let turned into party central

"When Panos Lassi bought his three-bed flat in Chelsea, he decided it made more financial sense to rent it out to cover the large mortgage and to rent somewhere cheaper for himself to live in."

I think this is where the problem starts.... Read More

James Barnes

10:27 AM, 5th March 2020
About 4 weeks ago

EPC vs Environmental Health?

Anecdotally I've heard that electric central heating systems can be much more expensive to run than systems running on mains gas. The higher the cost to heat the dwelling, the lower the EPC score.... Read More

James Barnes

11:24 AM, 2nd March 2020
About 4 weeks ago

EPC vs Environmental Health?

If the property has an E rated EPC certificate then it is (for the time being) compliant with the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards. The minimum requirement, E, is still low however so it's conceivable that there would be an Excess Cold Hazard when assessed using the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.

The point of an EPC certificate is, as you say to show how energy efficient a dwelling is. It doesn't do anything else apart from that. You'll have to deal with EHOs visit as separate matter.... Read More

James Barnes

10:56 AM, 25th February 2020
About a month ago

Taxation hurts tenants by turning landlords to Airbnb

This may be true in some cases but I would guess not the majority. If a property is going to be successful as a short term let it must have some attribute that draws people to it or something else nearby. Standard rental properties in unremarkable areas probably aren't going to be viable as short term lets.... Read More