Adrian Atkins

Registered with
Friday 12th January 2018

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 10

Adrian Atkins

11:07 AM, 24th March 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Repairs during Covid-19?

Reply to the comment left by Rob Crawford at 23/03/2020 - 17:50
There is an answer to this on the Gas Safe website, although you may not think it is very helpful. After all, if they can defer mortgages and rent for 3 months, then routine safety checks should have some lee-way. They say you can do them 2 months early and still count as 12 months, so in effect that is up to 14 months between checks.... Read More

Adrian Atkins

10:15 AM, 5th March 2020
About a month ago

Freeholder charging £36k for a new roof for my BTL Flat!?

Landlord I know opted for a loft extension instead, didn't cost him much more than roof, but increased rental and resale value. Made it a separate flat. Depend on planning of course and maybe other issues.... Read More

Adrian Atkins

13:17 PM, 20th May 2019
About 11 months ago

Loft conversion without planning permission or building regs

Most properties would not pass current building regulations. A thorough building surveyor report would throw up any problems.... Read More

Adrian Atkins

9:48 AM, 6th September 2018
About 2 years ago

Local Authorities could charge for recyclables in general waste

British waste sent overseas for recycling could really be dumped or sent to landfill instead due to inadequate checks, according to the government's spending watchdog, the National Audit Office (NAO)

Bbc, Guardian and Independent reported 23rd July... Read More

Adrian Atkins

11:31 AM, 20th August 2018
About 2 years ago

No wonder we are short of builders in the UK!

Best with someone who knows them. I have always had trainees, but some turn out to be unreliable, not turn up just when really needed, or nicking stuff, or no common sense, slow to learn, uninterested in studying up on stuff or trying to understand methods, probably not allowed to say thick or dumb, just stand there like a lemon. Or don't want to do the tough stuff that goes with the job. Want picking up and taking home. Not prepared to bike, bus or walk, or get up on time.

So personally knowing someone is best. It is understandable good tradesman reluctant to take on unknown someone who turns out to be a liability, reflects badly on his business and reputation that he has worked hard to build up.

The good trainees learn well, work hard, then leave and go out on their own!... Read More