Linda Price

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 12th April 2014

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 36

Linda Price

13:58 PM, 30th March 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Repairs during Covid-19?

Reply to the comment left by Ray Davison at 30/03/2020 - 11:53
I had already mentioned that a kettle could be used to have a warm wash and wash dishes, but your idea of keeping a stock of electric heaters is a great one 🙂 thanks.... Read More

Linda Price

11:33 AM, 30th March 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Repairs during Covid-19?

Reply to the comment left by David Lawrenson at 30/03/2020 - 09:44
I agree and also pay anyone who works for me very quickly, my problem in this case is that the boiler is under an insurance policy and if I got someone else out to look, would I then invalidate the policy? I felt they had responded reasonably to fit me in on the next working day, but after the tenant pointed out that it was an “emergency “ it then left me in doubt if these boiler cover policies were adequate? After all the helpful advice, I think that it is, and it is my tenant who has unreasonable expectations as to what we can do. I always explain that even though I’m a landlord, I don’t get a magic wand in my started kit and I have to rely on the ability, and help of others at certain times, just like everyone else :-/ Thanks again for everyone who has contributed, its much appreciated in this sometimes lonely job of being a landlord. Thank goodness for 118 :-)... Read More

Linda Price

18:11 PM, 29th March 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Repairs during Covid-19?

Reply to the comment left by Porky at 29/03/2020 - 17:53
Thank you for spotting this. That wording will certainly help me with my reply to her. I felt I’d done everything in a more than reasonable time frame, but just wasn’t sure if there was a definite obligation, although, to get another plumber in would surely negate my insurance policy 🙁
She is unfortunately a very demanding tenant, but one who will cause me trouble given the slightest excuse, so I need to tread very carefully.... Read More

Linda Price

16:23 PM, 29th March 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Repairs during Covid-19?

Reply to the comment left by Porky at 29/03/2020 - 15:25I googled it and this came up. It seems this is what she’s found.
Under Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, you have the right to expect your landlord to carry out repairs in a ‘reasonable time’. If it’s an emergency repair as you’ve got no heating or hot water, your landlord should fix this in 24 hours.
If they don’t get back to you, make sure to send them a letter about the problem and ask for them to fix it. And if you still don’t hear anything back, follow this up with a second letter.
You can also speak to the environmental health team at your local council – they can force your landlord to fix your boiler. You can only do this once you’ve tried to go through your landlord though.... Read More

Linda Price

14:07 PM, 29th March 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Repairs during Covid-19?

On the same topic, can anyone help with this please? My tenant informed me late Friday night that they had no hot water. I responded within 20 mins to get details and said I would contact boiler insurance company Saturday morning which I did. They have arranged for someone to come out on Monday. She has now sent me a formal letter of complaint plus a letter to the council, that I am being unreasonable because I haven’t arranged to get it fixed within 24hrs. Any ideas on how to respond to this? Should I be getting another plumber to come out as an emergency? With her informing me that she is entitled to withhold rent while this problem exists, I feel I have to tread very carefully in these days of tenants rights :-/... Read More