Di Driscoll

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 16th March 2017


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 5

Di Driscoll

22:52 PM, 16th October 2020
About 6 days ago

Dogs and Domestic Animals (Accommodation and Protection) Bill 2019-21

It surely can't be applied in an HMO?
I have a dog who was re-housed because he was kept in a flat and barked all the time he was left alone. And a lurcher who has to have 6ft fence. I also know what it's like to have a cat using the stair carpet as a scratching post and elderly dogs getting incontinent.... Read More

Di Driscoll

13:17 PM, 7th March 2020
About 8 months ago

Definitive answer on live-in landlord status?

We have had this with numbers, not with moving out. A few years ago I was led to believe that once you have more than 2 lodgers they are tenants subject to AST regardless of any agreement but I can't find reference to that now. Do you have access to their rooms - if not it is an AST. Regardless, you have still created an HMO and need to have gas safety certificate, electrical checks, fire doors etc. You need to have done right to rent checks and logged them. You need to inform mortgage provider and insurers. see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/letting-rooms-in-your-home-a-guide-for-resident-landlords/letting-rooms-in-your-home-a-guide-for-resident-landlords
and http://www.lodgerlandlord.co.uk/ and links.... Read More

Di Driscoll

23:20 PM, 28th March 2019
About 2 years ago

Trying to raise my EPC rating as tenants moving out?

Take a look at the website of the Energy Saving Trust and Simple Energy Advice. The Centre for Sustainable Energy is based in Bristol and has a web page on storage heaters. https://www.cse.org.uk/advice/advice-and-support/night-storage-heaters
And there may well be other similar charities in other parts of the country to give specific advice.... Read More

Di Driscoll

23:05 PM, 28th March 2019
About 2 years ago

Trying to raise my EPC rating as tenants moving out?

Reply to the comment left by Ken Johns at 28/03/2019 - 09:16
You can see most detail of all EPCs searched by address and with the details of the assessor - on epcregister.com... Read More

Di Driscoll

13:44 PM, 9th March 2018
About 3 years ago

Reasons for not selecting tenant and claims of discrimination?

But if I let to individual single people on individual tenancy agreements and I pay the bills surely there are ways of selecting regarding pets, age, DSS etc to consider current tenants?... Read More