paul robinson

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Sunday 14th May 2017


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 13

paul robinson

7:20 AM, 15th March 2019
About A week ago

How do I minimise my losses?

Reply to the comment left by R Maher at 14/03/2019 - 20:49
That’s good news. You’d be best to check with the bond scheme you have registered with but yes you should be able to for unpaid rent and assignment fee if noted in the contract. You say deposits though, not deposit - if 2 tenants have stayed and 1 replaced probably better to use the replaced tenants portion of the bond and leave the others, otherwise will likely create a bad relationship with ongoing tenants. I’d always agree any bond deductions with the tenant and been as fair as I can to allow them to agree and avoid the extra admin/hassle of them disputing it and involving the bond scheme service.... Read More

paul robinson

11:42 AM, 14th March 2019
About A week ago

How do I minimise my losses?

If joint contract they are all liable for each others rent.
Best to try and take a fair and practical approach however, discuss with all parties and consider an assignment for the 3rd room with the leaving tenant covering the associated costs. Assuming they are not moving back to the UK any time soon.... Read More

paul robinson

9:40 AM, 1st February 2019
About 2 months ago

Thermostatic shower mixer valves legislation?

I don’t know of any specific rental regulations/requirements, but have always fitted Mira 415 or excel showers and they are still going strong. We are not in a hard water area but if was i’d Likely just service the showers each year, Clean out the filters and replace any parts needed. The service kit are pretty economical to buy, just keep a few in stock ready for when needed.... Read More

paul robinson

9:32 AM, 1st February 2019
About 2 months ago

Thermostatic shower mixer valves legislation?

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 31/01/2019 - 14:49
That wouldn’t likely apply to the post’s properties tho as not retrospective, unless he building a new rental or change of use.... Read More

paul robinson

11:21 AM, 28th January 2019
About 2 months ago

No shower - It's a dirty job?

He saw the bath with shower mixer tap before moving in - as long as it’s working ok what grounds does he have to move out.?

You could also argue - If that has plenty of hot water to it and if from a combi, what is the difference to an electric shower. Even if fed off a hot water cylinder, as long as that thermally efficient that’s no different to an electric shower.

Love tenants who start asking for stuff after moving in. Clearly state the position and maybe advise them to seek independent advice on their obligations by signing a tenancy agreement.

long term however, if they are that unreasonable, sometimes better to get rid and get a decent tenant in who is likely to stay much longer without loads of hassle.... Read More