colette

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Saturday 1st June 2019


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 54

colette

20:46 PM, 17th August 2021, About 5 months ago

Too soon for a paint request?

As your tenant had a court of protection order on him, via a solicitor appointed as his deputy by tgat court then you should have written to the Office of the PUblic Guardian (who oversee court appointed deputies) to complain the deputy had defaulted on the agreement with you and was in breach of his legal duty. The OPG would then have had a duty to investigate and you could have prepared a bill to send with the complaint.... Read More

colette

16:48 PM, 28th July 2021, About 6 months ago

Tenant's improvements concerns?

I have had just this sort of tenant in a small bungalow for 6 years. He has put in new doors, hard floors, triple glazed windows, fitted wardrobes and the small gardens would put Alan Titchmarch to shame - all with my consent. He is very tall and it became a mobilility issue to get into the extra small bath last year so I paid half to update the bathroom to a walk in shower. He pays his rent yearly in advance. I cannot envisage any scenario where I would require the property to be returned to me and as he is older than I am in the scheme of things he would die first. I have always encouraged tenants to make it their homes (within reason, ie not red ceilings etc) and make it clear they have to get my consent first. On this basis they have all been very long standing and good tenants but I do not take on benefit tenants. Speak to him clearly so he knows he has no right of tenure till death and if you think you will not need the property back within the next decade or 2 then what is the issue. Use your own judgement but there are good tenants out there.... Read More

colette

21:08 PM, 15th July 2021, About 6 months ago

Can I insist on Shower rather than a bath?

I now use the modern lipped shower trays, i e they have a lip that goes far up the back of any tiles or panel boards used and this often deals with the age old problem of leaks from the silicone round the standard old fashioned tray. I always use ceramic trays as less movement than plastic.... Read More

colette

10:21 AM, 15th July 2021, About 6 months ago

Can I insist on Shower rather than a bath?

There is no obligation on developers to put in anything you want, rather than deviate from what their original plans were. Given how fast houses are currently selling a developer has the upper hand at this stage because if you pull out no doubt others are waiting to take your place. You could offer to make up the difference between his plans and your needs as do not forget, he will have bought bathroom items in bulk at discount, ready for the development and you want a "one off". Alternatively you could ask him just to not put in the bath and tiles etc and arrange to put in your shower when contracts exchanged which would save you having to pay to have the original tiles/fitting/bath removed, Why cut off your nose to spit your face it you like the development otherwise. My parents of 89 and 90 have both had hip and knee replacements and once initial physio over with both were able to use their bath without a problem and still do?... Read More

colette

22:38 PM, 7th July 2021, About 7 months ago

If you own a second or holiday home Wales is coming for you

Not sure how this went from holiday home taxation as the headline to future changes to EPC's. Totally different subject.... Read More