Badger

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 25th September 2013

Member of The Landlords Union

Trading Status
Sole Owner

Providing essential rental accommodation since
1987

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
Yes


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 215

Badger

14:58 PM, 5th April 2020
About 2 days ago

Landlords Insurance - Landlords Buying Group

Reply to the comment left by Jason McClean at 03/04/2020 - 17:52
Who is the first choice now please?... Read More

Badger

13:34 PM, 30th March 2020
About A week ago

Business rates after forfeiting a commercial lease?

Reply to the comment left by Smartermind at 24/03/2020 - 11:49There are companies that will organise the 'peppercorn rent' solution for you.
I don't want to name any as I don't have any direct personal experience of any as yet, although I am looking into this for myself having been advised by a number of seasoned professionals (a RICS surveyor that specialises in business rates and a commercial property managing agent) that the technique is legal.

A bit of googling around should turn up some examples.

The councils hate it for understandable reasons but there is nothing that they can do about it.... Read More

Badger

17:10 PM, 24th January 2020
About 2 months ago

New electrical checks and safety standards for Landlords

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 24/01/2020 - 16:30It is the absence of a *NOTICE* to that effect that causes the C3, not the presence of red and black cables.
https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/media/2149/bpg4-1.pdf
It would be truly ludicrous to suggest that red and black cable should be replaced.
(Although I certainly wouldn't bet the life of my children on some idiot not coming up with that regulation at some point in the future...)
There is nothing wrong with correctly installed cables in the old colours and no reason to change them if they remain in good condition. Cable of any colour will require replacement if their condition becomes poor at some point. There is absolutely no reason to suspect that red and black cable is any more likely to deteriorate than any other PVC cable.... Read More

Badger

16:11 PM, 24th January 2020
About 2 months ago

New electrical checks and safety standards for Landlords

Reply to the comment left by Judith Wordsworth at 24/01/2020 - 15:57
Tenants are responsible for the electrical safety of their own equipment.

Although in practice I don't see how the chap(ess) doing the PAT testing is going to know that the toaster belongs to the tenant and not the landlord.

The additional costs of tenant gear getting inadvertently tested at the same time are going to be absolutely minimal though.... Read More

Badger

16:08 PM, 24th January 2020
About 2 months ago

New electrical checks and safety standards for Landlords

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 24/01/2020 - 15:56
Wouldn't what attract a C3?... Read More