John Dace

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 18th December 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 26

John Dace

15:37 PM, 10th March 2020
About 4 months ago

No housing benefit but what if they need it during tenancy?

I find this ‘discrimination’ argument by Shelter a bit thin. Has this been determined by court yet? Is like my sign, ‘No tarmac sellers’ being discriminatory against travellers as it just so happens most tarmac sellers are Gypsies. Or ‘No Farting’ being ageist. Its surely irrelevant what group or type claim HB most? After all its nothing to do with sex, age, colour or religion - its about who can afford it.... Read More

John Dace

9:34 AM, 4th February 2020
About 5 months ago

Failed EPC Due to assumed no insulation?

Finally! People are waking up to the headache that is EPCs.
Another example of super standards / requirements / restrictions on rented houses. Private owners are not burdened with rules like this and all the other (licencing, gas, electric etc). I have had EPCs done on flats in an all electric area where internal wall insulation and solar panels were ignored. Then- if the suggested works were carried out - the saving would apparently be more than the actual real life bills are now! The whole thing is ridiculous. Plus its so ‘eco’ to have an army of inspectors attending courses all over the country, then driving round all day inspecting properties. Has anyone worked out how much Co2 and pollution this causes? Thats without all the people in heated offices dealing with the running, and training schemes.
Its going to get worse and together with all the long list of ‘over the top’ regulation will kill the sector - to the detriment of all.... Read More

John Dace

10:46 AM, 13th July 2019
About A year ago

EPC inaccuracies could leave properties let illegally

Reply to the comment left by Mike T at 13/07/2019 - 09:28
There is no value. No one wants them - Just government! but as usual we just sat on our hands and watched it coming. The government should have spent the time and money on incentives and grants etc to raise efficiency. In other words ‘carrot’ not ‘stick’.... Read More

John Dace

8:59 AM, 11th July 2019
About A year ago

EPC inaccuracies could leave properties let illegally

Its also the farcical conclusions EPCs come to. I have flats which EPCs state by doing XY&Z - bills will reduce by X amount. This potential saving is more than the actual typical bills! The maths and assumptions used in working out ratings is miles out and not fit for purpose. Yet we are all still legally required to pay for them and Tenants ignore them. As the requirements over time get hiked up this will all become an even bigger headache. I wonder what the net value is of all this when you take into account things like offices and all the training centres and hundreds of EPC experts driving around all over the country?... Read More

John Dace

10:05 AM, 13th June 2019
About A year ago

New form 6A - Date format confusion?

Don't you just love the mad crazy techno world we now live in!
I guess its called progress!... Read More