ben whitley

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 11

ben whitley

9:56 AM, 19th October 2019, About 2 years ago

Landlords selling up in frustration - Rightmove

Must admit rents are rising at very fast pace in my town which is more than making up for any down side at the moment, just increased one 10% and it was snapped up within 24hrs then another one came on at 10% more than mine .. not to mention just remortgaged new renovation at 2.5% fixed 5 yr no fees.. looking at a 55k house with 25% down at 2.5% is i think £62 odd a month and will rent at £475 crazy prices..... Read More

ben whitley

16:18 PM, 24th October 2017, About 4 years ago

Trespass by Housing Association

Condensate pipe into ground should always be a last resort but is perfectly acceptable in some cases this is the only option if no drain/soil stack is available.. it should terminate into a soakaway which is basically a plastic container dug into ground and filled with limestone chipping which neutralise the acidity and just disperse water into soil.. Is there a accessible drain to connect to inside or out as if not there is no going back to installing an old non condensing boiler now so not sure where u would stand with getting it removed..... Read More

ben whitley

16:52 PM, 21st August 2017, About 4 years ago

Tenant threatening to sue!! Help!

Explain why you need to sell the house, apologise for giving them 4 weeks notice to move, youve pissed them off this is not enough time out of the blue.. ask them what time they would need. Be nice.. Maybe offer to give them some money towards a new deposit ..If they are a family friend there prob good people and may understand once things calm down.... Read More

ben whitley

18:14 PM, 17th August 2017, About 4 years ago

Buying freehold for our 2 bed semi

Just picking up a mid terrace house tomorrow cost me £56000 but deceased owners son payed £17500 (ouch) for the freehold was a short lease left. A friend's semi was a similar price.. quite common in grimsby leasehold houses only a real issue when you come to sell with a short lease they become unmorgagable. Id rather pay the £40 a year..... Read More

ben whitley

22:50 PM, 6th May 2017, About 5 years ago

What can I do about Flue? Help please

Just noticed it was installed on your boundry.. in 6 years of installing everyday i came across this once old boiler flue in neighnours garden. i moved new boiler to new location as new condensing boilers are like steam trains on cold days..they must have come on your property seal around flue the cheek.? If no joy with building control id ring a gas safe engineer or gas safe and stick my shed against the flue and point out someone has illigally fitted a boiler surely no one can force u to move your shed which was always there so a neighbour can fit a boiler.. said gas engineer must now go to neighbours to cap of boiler or contact gas supplier to inform them of a dangerous situation hence they will need to cap gas off untill boiler is made safe.. ie moved or flue chance of a vertical flue through roof?
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