Doug Green

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 15th February 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 14

Doug Green

22:15 PM, 25th June 2015
About 5 years ago

Are your properties meeting the requirements for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms?

No thanks, I only have a few to test so it'll last a while.

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Doug Green

10:01 AM, 25th June 2015
About 5 years ago

Are your properties meeting the requirements for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms?

For sensors which have no test buttons, i.e. part of a system with a central control panel (L2 I think), smoke detector test can be done with an aerosol can of test smoke. It lasts years. Heat detector can be tested with a hair drier.

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Doug Green

11:45 AM, 12th May 2015
About 5 years ago

My Tenant who's a single mum wants her partner to move in with her

I would think it wise that everyone over 18 be on the AST. This is sometimes a condition of insurance and/or mortgage anyway, and worst case scenario is that the mum moves out, he refuses to go, and he's not on the AST.

One of mine asked the other day if he could move his buddy in, as he's finding it difficult with the rent. My chosen course of action is to request copies of the new chap's last three bank statements, a payslip, photo id, address where he's staying at the moment (grandparents, apparently). I'll then issue a new AST and re-lodge the deposit (as it can't be transferred from one tenancy to the next within the DPS).

Administrative pain in the neck but I'll then feel my end is covered.

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Doug Green

11:43 AM, 4th April 2015
About 5 years ago

Freeholder playing dirty tricks

We are having the same issue, thee Management agent being Simarc. I don't recall why we missed a ground rent payment, but wrote saying the fine was unreasonable etc, and sent a cheque for the rent, not the fine, registered.

The cheque came back, wouldn't accept it alone. Similar story to above.

We are taking guidance from the Leasehold Advisory Service.

I'll follow this with interest of course!

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