Charles Pilton

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 31st October 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 9

Charles Pilton

13:00 PM, 3rd April 2021
About 2 weeks ago

Councils using 'Intelligence' to track down low EPC properties and fine £5,000

A question: if I have a long term tenant in situ and their EPC expires, do I need a new one?

Or do I only need a new one when the property is eventually relet (which might not be for years)?... Read More

Charles Pilton

9:17 AM, 14th March 2020
About A year ago

Budget 2020 - Landlord Reactions

Back in June 2018 the Government announced that NHS funding would be increasing by £20.5 billion in real terms over 5 years. That alone is £394 million per week.
In the recent budget the Government committed a further £6 billion over the course of this Parliament plus a £5 billion fund for the coronavirus.
So, on the face of it, it seems as though the £350 million a week "promise" has been more than fulfilled.... Read More

Charles Pilton

18:45 PM, 25th July 2019
About 2 years ago

Insurance loophole - illegal activities

Reply to the comment left by Jason McClean at 18/07/2019 - 16:12
Hello Jason, thanks for your comment! Yes, I would certainly like to know who that provider is. I have seen at least 1 provider that will cover cannabis factories if certain conditions are met, such as 6 monthly inspections, tenant vetting etc. But they make no mention of any other potential illegal activities such as drug sales.... Read More

Charles Pilton

17:45 PM, 25th July 2019
About 2 years ago

Insurance loophole - illegal activities

Reply to the comment left by Ruth Clarke CRLA at 23/07/2019 - 14:50
Hello Ruth,
the last policy wording that I looked at, from a reasonably well-known provider, capped the amount insured for malicious damage at £5,000 AND specifically excluded any cover for any damage caused by illegal activities at the property. £5,000 would be unlikely to cover the damage from a cannabis factory, especially if they accidentally burnt the place down. So you might want to check how much cover for malicious damage these providers are offering. Personally I would want to see in writing that they will cover cannabis factories and not just rely on a verbal reassurance.... Read More

Charles Pilton

16:04 PM, 15th April 2019
About 2 years ago

Section 21 Ban - Government Consultation and Press Release

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 15/04/2019 - 15:55
What happens if you need to sell a property, e.g. to pay off the mortgage?... Read More