JJ

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Trading Status
Sole Owner

Providing essential rental accommodation since
2002

Number of rental properties owned
0 - 5

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
No


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 166

JJ

11:44 AM, 17th January 2020
About 10 hours ago

New electrical checks and safety standards for Landlords

Reply to the comment left by Jk at 17/01/2020 - 00:19
That has been my experience as well.

So it seems to me that; if the potential fine is up to £30K; the regulations are scheduled to come in to force just over a year from now; and your landlord's insurance might not cover you unless you were compliant with the regulations, then even if (like me) you got an EICR when you were not obliged to you potentially have a problem: That is unless the regulations are implemented in such a way that they don't apply to existing tenancies and/or you are not obliged as a landlord to provide temporary accommodation for your tenants whilst work is being done (which would be prohibitively expensive).

If this were not the case the solution is to end the present tenancy just before the new regulations come in to force in April 2021. So people (families) will be made homeless because of these new regulations unless they are introduced with a transition period for responsible landlords.... Read More

JJ

15:37 PM, 16th January 2020
About A day ago

New electrical checks and safety standards for Landlords

Reply to the comment left by Seething Landlord at 16/01/2020 - 15:07
That's not going to result in people having secure long-term tenancies then 🙂

I just told my tenants they could stay another year (although I did put the rent up a bit to cover the extra obligations that have been imposed on me as a landlord, none of which are my fault. But next year it may be....

"...sorry Mr. and Mrs. Tenant, your present tenancy ends in February 2021 but you and your three children must leave by the end of March 2021 at the latest because of the electrical installations, even though as a responsible landlord I had a full EICR done before first letting the property and it wasn't a legal requirement when I did it. The reason you are having to leave is because whilst my house appears to be safe and I addressed everything legally required in the EICR (plus a bit more), as an old house the wiring does not meet the letter of the law according to the 2018 regulations. That means you lose your home, sorry, not my fault....just one of those unintended consequences of new regulations...talk to your MP."... Read More

JJ

10:26 AM, 16th January 2020
About A day ago

New electrical checks and safety standards for Landlords

Reply to the comment left by Seething Landlord at 15/01/2020 - 23:21
Depending upon how the regulations are implemented the unintended consequences could include responsible landlords having to evict their tenants in order to get re-wiring done. And if there's a shortage of rental property many of those tenants would be housed by landlords whose properties aren't compliant because they don't give a **** about the regulations.... Read More

JJ

15:32 PM, 15th January 2020
About 2 days ago

New electrical checks and safety standards for Landlords

Reply to the comment left by B4lamb at 15/01/2020 - 15:05
And those that are qualified, know the regulations, certified to do the safety testing and issue you with a certificate and get that right without trying to sting you for a heap of work you don't need are rarer still.... Read More

JJ

11:48 AM, 15th January 2020
About 2 days ago

New electrical checks and safety standards for Landlords

Reply to the comment left by Pete Lightowler at 15/01/2020 - 11:02I had a similar experience when I did my EICR. The first guy I had in was obviously doing EICRs to generate work and make money. So I got his report, paid him and got a second opinion. I gave the EICR to the second electrician and he told me that some of what had been recommended was not in the regulations and one bit of it was actually wrong. The trouble with this kind of thing is it will be used by some to milk landlords.... Read More