Mike

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Saturday 24th March 2018

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 11

Mike

20:30 PM, 5th December 2020
About 2 months ago

EICR - Rogue electrician scam?

Reply to the comment left by Beaver at 05/12/2020 - 15:03
Hi Beaver,
In my original post and question, I tried to provide as much as information possible, but I'm happy to further clarify.

I hired him to do EICR for three properties and had no interests in any other work, but was told by him all EICR failed due to no RCD in consumer units (now I know it's an invalid reason to fail EICR) and all of them need a new consumer unit to pass EICR(now I also know RCD can be retro fitted in most cases, even if "no RCD" were a valid reason to fail EICR), at a cost of around £500 each.

I did follow his suggestion on the first consumer unit which he completed, but got suspicious right after (I didn't agree on the other two consumer unit jobs) and luckily I have not paid him or lost any money yet, which is why I was trying to get everyone's thoughts on whether I should pay him anything at all (maybe a silly question, but try to be decent and reasonable landlord).

Many thanks

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Mike

15:01 PM, 4th December 2020
About 2 months ago

EICR - Rogue electrician scam?

Thanks for all your comments to my questions!

I didn’t hire him cheap, EICR is £100 each, and installing a new consumer unit is £500, it’s among the high end of price if anything.

In fact, I haven’t paid him yet, which is why I’m asking and considering whether I should pay him anything.

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Mike

13:41 PM, 27th November 2020
About 2 months ago

Ask three months rolling rent in advance?

Thanks for your comments! After posting the question, I have come across an article from Shelter (updated 2019 Nov) to indicate this seems fine to do.

It is not an attempt to increase or change rent during the tenancy, nor to ask for more deposit, but as an advanced payment for rent for final months of the tenancy.

Please let me know if you see differently.
Thanks

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Mike

13:34 PM, 30th April 2020
About 9 months ago

Labour want 'Triple Lock' for tenants

Reply to the comment left by Mike at 30/04/2020 - 13:28
They, like Tories, are not here to save the world, they are barely here to get their votes.... Read More

Mike

13:28 PM, 30th April 2020
About 9 months ago

Labour want 'Triple Lock' for tenants

I'm sure they are capable of understanding PRS concerns, but the key lies why they want to understand it. What a way to get votes from most tenants, whatever the real world implications are!

POLITICS!... Read More