Maureen Pickering

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 11th October 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 6

Maureen Pickering

14:36 PM, 16th December 2014
About 6 years ago

Tenants have no hot water or heating - their fault, my problem!

Hi Neil - the property is in Bath. I will look at the website Rob, Thanks.... Read More

Maureen Pickering

13:20 PM, 16th December 2014
About 6 years ago

Tenants have no hot water or heating - their fault, my problem!

Thank you everyone, I have an engineer who has visited the property before, to visit tomorrow as no-one else replying from messages left. Tenant OK with this so - so far so good. I just hope it can be repaired before Christmas and it lasts for a while! Will arrange new quotes for landlord asap so he can decide who he wants to fit and not wait for March.... Read More

Maureen Pickering

12:26 PM, 16th December 2014
About 6 years ago

Tenants have no hot water or heating - their fault, my problem!

I am Mark & I have documented everything & will continue to do so.
I am a member of a PRS & have PI insurance.
I emailed the landlord yesterday (he lives in the USA & is 8 hours behind me) to explain the situation & ask him what he wanted me to do before I posted here. Will advise him again that he has to agree repair or replacement sooner if can be arranged. To be fair he did not say he would not agree repair but was concerned over the increased costs to him when the tenant cancelled the installation of a new system, not he or I.
I emailed the c/h engineer who is down to fit new system (at 11.00pm yesterday) but he cannot get there to repair before Christmas so I am trawling others now for someone to call. Doing all I can so hopefully no-one can complain (but I am sure someone will!)... Read More

Maureen Pickering

12:01 PM, 16th December 2014
About 6 years ago

Tenants have no hot water or heating - their fault, my problem!

Many thanks for your comments. The system has a back boiler & no immersion tank. They do have an electric shower (apparently this morning I am told they have never used!) so have washing facilities. The landlord (not me) is not happy about spending more money trying to repair when the whole system should have been replaced in the summer & I must say I agree with him. They also have some electric heaters.
I am phoning c/h engineers now to see if anyone free but if cannot be repaired then I cannot see a new system being installed this side of Christmas but I live in hope!... Read More

Maureen Pickering

11:44 AM, 10th July 2014
About 6 years ago

New legislation for tenant find?

I read this and the Property Redress Scheme - http://www.theprs.co.uk - is the scheme I believe coming into practice. I downloaded a membership application and the cost is £95 plus VAT per head office and £95 +VAT for each additional office.
As an independent agent (not earning a great deal) I think this is the best scheme for me. I don't use an accountant as I self certify (being self employed) and schemes such as ARLA want an accountant to verify accounts, etc. More expense.
I think this new scheme is a very good idea for small businesses and have been looking for something like this for a while.... Read More