Robert Desbruslais

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 6th June 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 21

Robert Desbruslais

14:59 PM, 14th March 2016
About 4 years ago

Damp problems everywhere and electrocution!

Yes environmental health should be called in, regardless of any possible rent arrears etc.

Re the condensation issues, is there a decent extractor in the bathroom? That usually makes a big difference, especially if it is above the shower.... Read More

Robert Desbruslais

12:47 PM, 13th December 2015
About 4 years ago

Damp and what the correct next steps are?

Reply to the comment left by "Sam Addison" at "13/12/2015 - 12:00":

Yes it's a good system especially with filters. I saw one instalation that was used to overcome allergies and it worked very well.... Read More

Robert Desbruslais

0:19 AM, 13th December 2015
About 4 years ago

Damp and what the correct next steps are?

The loft must be ventilated otherwise condensation will form on the sarking felt, and drip onto the insulation. Mould will form on stored effects in the loft.... Read More

Robert Desbruslais

13:55 PM, 12th December 2015
About 4 years ago

Damp and what the correct next steps are?

Reply to the comment left by "Renovate To let" at "12/12/2015 - 13:08":

Totally agree. It is all about ventilation. If your tenants do not agree they are welcome to pursue advice from our surveyors on the askasurveyor website.... Read More

Robert Desbruslais

12:57 PM, 12th December 2015
About 4 years ago

Damp and what the correct next steps are?

We will have to agree to disagree Joe. In 25 years of surveying I have learned there is no substitute for a good balance of heat and ventilation. Furthermore, tenants do not all want to maintain a high temperature in the home. Over the years tenants have been blamed for creating condensation problems. However, they are warey of high heating bills. By installing appropriate insulation, landlords can encourage the tenant to maintain ventilation without risking wasted heat loss and higher heating bills. A humidistat with a heat exchanger will also be effective. Simply turning the heating up without maintaining ventilation is a recipe for condensation.... Read More