Kath Jones

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 12th October 2016


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 10

Kath Jones

14:32 PM, 16th June 2017, About 4 years ago

Grenfell Tragedy a private landlord's thoughts

Reply to the comment left by "Dylan Morris" at "16/06/2017 - 14:16":

In the corruptive country where I am from, gov official either must be very very very very... unsensible or have been bought with a LOTS of money to make this kind of "mistake". Although not being called businessman, being in council, you don't have difficulty making this kind of decision for your own home improvement project, especially when the money is not from your pocket. And you know you have political risk. A lot will be answered.... Read More

Kath Jones

14:09 PM, 16th June 2017, About 4 years ago

Grenfell Tragedy a private landlord's thoughts

Please note Shelter is named here.https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/16/manufacturer-of-cladding-on-grenfell-tower-identified-as-omnis-exteriors

I don't think 2k per flat is a financial burden to council when you take 8.6 or 10 mil refurbishment cost over 100-120 homes, it's 71k each in this case.

In my garage conversion to room, I am installing fire proof door frame and doors and planed to remove and replace sound proof plaster board that builder put in to fire proof plasterboard, as the garage is next to kitchen. It was my plan before Grenfell happened, although my flat is excouncil ground floor. 26k to change single to double windows in 3 bed flat, council! Only council can make that cost! This shows level of corruption or at least ineffectiveness of council things. Everything excommunist, council/excouncil are not good, really.

Council don't have economic/business mind. Or their money making mind is somewhere unseen. £2 per meter cheaper between fire resistant to flameable cladding roughly 5k saved per 8.6-10 mil project, any non-council businessman would safely pass that cost-benefit analysis when he thinks about the day he sells the prop on...... Read More

Kath Jones

11:14 AM, 16th June 2017, About 4 years ago

Grenfell Tragedy a private landlord's thoughts

No fire officer can reach to top floors of high rise buildings, but they are normally designed well enough to be quite safe in event of fire, earthquakes. Grenfel tower tragedy must be a result of many flaws, from designing to construction to management, integrity all at once. In UK, only council corruptive mixture can create this type of tragedy, like in a very corruptive government buildings in 3rd world I have seen. But there people run for lives as they know none cares for theirs, not following instructions to stay put. My heart is with the victims, but really speechless in front of this. Next question should be on why and how the 8.6-10 mil was decided to be spent? 71k approx per flat for cosmetic updates that might be a reason to cost lives (pending investigation conclusion)? While not a penny to fire hazard... Would any private landlord or any human do that?... Read More

Kath Jones

22:01 PM, 6th April 2017, About 4 years ago

Kath Jones

12:30 PM, 14th February 2017, About 5 years ago

Who owns refund from leasehold major works - seller or buyer?

The seller paid for it, not management company. To make clear cut, apportionment has been made at completion. To me, completion schedule states it all. In case there's a shortfall in major works that management company forgot to invoice the seller before, I will have to pay for it, not the seller. So why the can't I have the credit when completion schedule didn't say the seller would receive it? At least it's not agreed at completion. Is it something solicitors missed?... Read More