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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 8


17:30 PM, 27th October 2020
About 3 days ago

University putting landlords in danger of prosecution for unlicensed HMOs

Reply to the comment left by Phil Turtle, Landlord Licensing & Defence at 19/10/2020 - 19:06
If I’m licensing my property and meeting the required standards why shouldn’t I let the LA know if a “colleague” is operating under the radar? Seems perfectly reasonable to me.... Read More


11:54 AM, 17th September 2020
About a month ago

My first ever working tenant!

My experience of this is changes of circumstance - increasing or decreasing hours can result in benefits being suspended and depending on how proactive the tenant is payments may be paused for some time. Having said that my preference is always for a working tenant where possible. On the 2 occasions where I have needed to approach guarantors I have been unsuccessful in getting any payments so personally I’m not sure how much benefit they are.... Read More


9:41 AM, 10th September 2020
About 2 months ago

Landlord fits new high efficiency boiler in under 24 hours despite tenant owing rent!

Reply to the comment left by Prakash Tanna at 10/09/2020 - 09:26
Agreed Prakash, but I think the meaning was that it would take 6 months rent to cover the cost of the boiler. Mind you fitting a new boiler in 24 hours is headline material by anyone’s standards.... Read More


15:37 PM, 5th March 2020
About 8 months ago

Coronavirus may trigger Bank Base Rate cut

There is an argument that cutting base rates will have no effect what so ever in countering a downturn due to the affects of Coronavirus. If there is a downturn, which now seems to be widely expected, then presumably this will impact on house prices?... Read More


10:44 AM, 5th March 2020
About 8 months ago

EPC vs Environmental Health?

There is obviously a link between energy efficiency and an assessment of the HHSRS hazard of ‘excess cold’. However, having a valid EPC certificate will meet the licensing requirement but will not necessarily mean your tenant can reasonably heat the property particularly if the heating is by means of electrical heating. For example storage heaters in particular are extremely expensive to run unless using an off peak tariff. The EHO will assess whether there is a category 1 or 2 hazard and what if any enforcement action is required. I’d make a point of being at the inspection to hear his/her views and to discuss the outcome at the time.... Read More