James Barnes

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 5th October 2016


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 84

James Barnes

10:37 AM, 6th April 2020
About 8 months ago

HMO statutory room size discretion?

I think it is very unlikely any bedroom under the statutory minimum size is going to be acceptable unless there is other space given to the occupier of that room for their sole use as a compensating factor.... Read More

James Barnes

15:59 PM, 18th March 2020
About 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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