Denise G

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 17th October 2011

Location
UK

Trading Status
Joint

Number of rental properties owned
0 - 5

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
Yes

Review of Broker
I like being able to speak to a human being - and then to negotiate the deal


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 54

Denise G

17:38 PM, 16th December 2020
About a month ago

Government consultation to increase minimum EPC rating to band C for PRS

Reply to the comment left by Beaver at 16/12/2020 - 17:36
is there a link anywhere to the consultation?... Read More

Denise G

11:36 AM, 14th December 2020
About a month ago

Denise G

22:39 PM, 1st October 2020
About 4 months ago

Denise G

13:08 PM, 1st October 2020
About 4 months ago

Government consultation to increase minimum EPC rating to band C for PRS

Reckon that's us out of the PRS then!
We have 4 properties: 3 have EPCs currently.
2 of them are rated D and the other (our newest property) is not connected to gas and so is rated E. One of the Ds (a Victorian terraced property) would still be a D even with the suggested improvements. If we spend thousands upgrading the electric heating, the E could apparently be rated at C, while the other D (which will become vacant in 10 days time and whose EPC dates from 2019 thus requiring a fresh EPC before we can either relet or sell it) could become a C if we spend a packet on it.
All of the above potentially means that 3 of our 4 will be sold off before 2025 - putting 2 VERY longstanding tenants out on their ears.

The property with no EPC has had the same tenants for years and will not be offered for sale - so I'm guessing if an EPC becomes mandatory even for rentals with sitting tenants, then that one will cost us a pretty penny too.
We actually already need a moment or two to recoup the considerable amounts we've spent so far this year on 4 EICRs and the work that entailed.
I reckon our tough decisions going forward have been made for us - and neither can I be bothered to respond to the consultation. I can't think of any 'evidence' I could provide which would make this bunch of truthtwisters see anything other than what they want to see.... Read More

Denise G

15:46 PM, 7th September 2020
About 5 months ago

Invest now or wait for the crash?

any advice for those of us considering selling a (currently BTL) property?... Read More