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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 45

NEIL T

14:09 PM, 23rd January 2021
About 4 days ago

EICR report - fail (C2) smoke alarms expired?

You probably don't need an electrician to simply replace like for like. It's like changing a light bulb; push in the tab(s) at the side turn anticlockwise and replace with the new unit. The base plate does not need to be changed. I'm not a sparks and am open to correction or confirmation.... Read More

NEIL T

14:09 PM, 23rd January 2021
About 4 days ago

EICR report - fail (C2) smoke alarms expired?

Reply to the comment left by JGM at 23/01/2021 - 09:38
You probably don't need an electrician to simply replace like for like. It's like changing a light bulb; push in the tab(s) at the side turn anticlockwise and replace with the new unit. The base plate does not need to be changed. I'm not a sparks and am open to correction or confirmation.... Read More

NEIL T

12:33 PM, 7th January 2021
About 3 weeks ago

Mould is a landlord problem claim tenants and councils agree by issuing massive fines

I sent this to my tenants a few years ago. Hope that this helps.
Ventilate to remove moisture:
* Ventilate all the time, especially when someone is in
* Increase ventilation of the kitchen and bathroom when in use and shut the door
* Ventilate cupboards, wardrobes
How to avoid condensation
1. Produce less moisture
Some ordinary daily activities produce a lot of moisture very quickly.
Cooking: To reduce the amount of moisture, cover pans and do not leave kettles boiling.
Paraffin and portable flueless bottled-gas
heaters: These heaters put a lot of moisture into the
air - one gallon of gas or paraffin produces about a gallon
of water. If you have a problem with condensation, try to
find alternative means of heating.
Washing clothes: Put washing outdoors to dry if you can
Or put it in the bathroom with the door closed and the window open or fan on.
While drying clothes indoors, ventilate the room. You can ventilate your home without making draughts.
Some ventilation is needed to get rid of moisture being produced all the time, including that from people's breath.
Keep a small window ajar all the time, and especially when someone is in the room.
You need much more ventilation in the kitchen and bathroom when cooking, washing up, bathing and drying clothes. This means opening the windows wider.
Close the kitchen and bathroom doors when these rooms are in use even if your kitchen or bathroom has an extractor fan.
Allow space for the air to circulate in and around your furniture. Open doors to ventilate cupboards and wardrobes. Leave space between the backs of wardrobes and the wall.
Where possible, position wardrobes and furniture against internal walls, i.e. walls which have a room on both sides, rather than against outside walls.
After a bath or shower, the room should be ventilated to the outside, not to the rest of the house - just opening a window (and closing the door) will help.... Read More

NEIL T

14:13 PM, 11th December 2020
About 2 months ago

The business evictions ban is extended until end March 2021

Reply to the comment left by Darren Peters at 10/12/2020 - 19:32
The short answer, Darren, is yes. But in fact, it's never been difficult for tenants to lead the landlord on with promises to pay later. Only to find that 3 months has passed before taking action. I have on a number of occasions repossessed myself during the hours of daylight and with no occupants present; changed the locks and then waited for WW3. It never comes. The Tenant(s) usually pay up and behave from then on. But of course if your tenant is already 3 months behind, you now have to wait another 3 months before you can evict them. Best to cajole them along until 31st march and then repossess and hopefully sue them for any back rent. It's a difficult time for them and us, but I fully support this extension even though it's costing me dear.... Read More

NEIL T

19:47 PM, 7th December 2020
About 2 months ago

Stamp duty - I do object paying tax that I am not obliged to?

Reply to the comment left by Marlena Topple at 07/12/2020 - 19:05
So I'm currently buying a new property to live in, but there is a years work to do before it's to my liking. So the plan is to plot up in my vacant rental property until the work is done. If the case is that I cannot get a refund after the sale of my current home then I'll have to move in to a semi derelict house?... Read More