Zoe AM

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 26th June 2017

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Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 13

Zoe AM

7:59 AM, 8th March 2019
About 4 months ago

Night shifts vs access requests for viewings

Hi Bella
I manage over 90 properties around the country which have our nurses in them. If the landlord wants the property back it is never in our best interest as we don't want to lose it. So I state to them in writing a week before that they can do viewings on one afternoon per week at 2pm to 4pm. That is it take it or leave it. There is nothing they can do about it, they need the viewings not me and my night shift workers. I make it very clear if anyone enters our property without permission, I will change the locks and report them to the Police. As it is trespass, Connells have a habit of doing this.
But also consider another two options, can they sell with you as a tenant? If you're happy there and paying your rent you are a good investment. In fact we have just done that in Heathfield. Second option can you/do you want to buy it?
If neither of those are any good, then stick to my viewing schedule. Agents are only looking out for their fees, so don't feel bad managing them to suit you.... Read More

Zoe AM

10:16 AM, 20th February 2019
About 4 months ago

Stuck with low EPC empty house we can't rent?

Update!
I had a new EPC done it raised it by 1 point. Loft is fully insulated. Biggest issue was open chimneys, he said if we had grates in all of them they would have been classed as secondary heating or had blocked them up it would have improved the score. Hindsight is a marvellous thing! Wondering how many EPC's you can get done.....
We had British Gas out, quote was over £7k!!! Radiators alone were £2200. So that's a no. Cannot believe they actually get customers paying that?
We cannot do a rent to rent due to mortgage restrictions. So we are looking into borrowing money now.
Waiting on another heating quote.... Read More

Zoe AM

9:04 AM, 8th February 2019
About 5 months ago

Southend council HMO licensing debacle

Hi
Through my work I have had to do 6 licenses in 6 different council areas. Each one has been a different price, from £185 per room to over £1k for a whole house. Each one has asked for a different list of things, some scaled plans, others they drew themselves when they inspected. All have required an EPC (we house our staff in the properties), fire alarm and weekly testing log, emergency lighting, Gas cert, 5 year electrical cert, the CEO to stand as the licence holder and someone locally to stand as a Manager. All the Directors had to sign the forms, they did Police checks on everyone who appeared on the licence and then 2 councils went a step further. They did a search on who owned the properties, requested fire assessments and wanted all visa paperwork?ID for the staff living in them.
West Oxfordshire cashed the cheque acknowledged the application and we haven't heard anything since they sent a letter out extending the deadline to December 31st!
So it seems the councils have been left to 'determine' the governments guidelines for these applications and left the property owners confused!... Read More

Zoe AM

16:20 PM, 7th February 2019
About 5 months ago

Stuck with low EPC empty house we can't rent?

Wow thank you for so many ideas. All lightbulbs are changed. EPC was done in 2011. Loft insulation is 3 star ‘assumed’. It’s a solid red brick 1900’s house. So I’m guessing we won’t be able to insulate walls. It’s all double glazed but only scored 3 stars. Not sure how you can make that any better?
I am more than willing to let the property at a lower rate as it’s exoensive to run the electric heating. It’s in Felixstowe in Suffolk. If anyone has a friendly assessor here.... Read More

Zoe AM

13:00 PM, 11th January 2019
About 5 months ago

Tenancy deposit cap to be cut to 5 weeks

Question, does the Government plan to make agents refund the deposits that are over 5 weeks currently protected?... Read More