Gary Nock

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Sunday 9th June 2013


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Gary Nock

6 days ago
Static shocks - Council require full inspection!

Hamish,

"The job done, move on approach is tactical"

Well it's not just tactical. It's ensuring the property is safe. And it ends the argument with the council. If the shocks continue after then it's a static issue I agree and the tenant would need to be earthed and walk round with a green and yellow wire sticking out of an unmentionable orifice.... Read More

Gary Nock

A week ago
Static shocks - Council require full inspection!

Without an EICR- which costs around £200 - then the council have got a stick to beat you with. Get one done. Do any remedials. Move on. Job done.... Read More

Gary Nock

A week ago
Static shocks - Council require full inspection!

Sounds like no earth on the installation. Pipes are becoming live. Check to see if you have a green and yellow wire clamped to a water pipe near to the water stoptap. Get an EICR done and the sparky will sort it.... Read More

Gary Nock

4 weeks ago
May’s new housing adviser is ex-policy geek at Shelter!

We've got a new Cold War.....and a Class War to go with it. The property 'haves" ( us nasty greedy capitalist landlord scum) and the property "have nots" ( nice friendly touchy feely left wing
Generation Rent Uni Marxist Corbynistas)
It's all about votes folks! And we are in the middle of it.... Read More

Gary Nock

4 weeks ago
Can landlords charge for their time on repairs or cleaning?

Mike this is always a dilemma. I have to say in my experience with the DPS in disputed cases unless you have an invoice for the cleaning or repairs then they tend not to award it. So the landlord ends up spending his time and money without getting it back
( except for the actual materials with receipts) And sometimes if you go ahead and get it cleaned or repaired by a contractor and the tenant disputes it then you may not get it awarded. It's a bit of a lottery. When it's a dispute or a Single Claim where the tenant fails to respond, I find that a good digital inventory with a good check out inventory with a Schedule of Dilapidations linked to it quoting the breached clause from the tenancy agreement with an invoice from a contractor normally does the trick. Or if the tenant is present at book out identify the issues, take the date and time stamped photos, and then summarise the estimated cost on a book out form and get the tenant to sign it. Then deduct it from the deposit on the DPS or TDS system and see if they agree. You tend to find if they have agreed a deduction at the time they will be okay with that. But if I get the impression it's going to be a problematic one - and it's a lot of dilapidations- then I go the whole hog with the checkout inventory and claim for everything. If it's a wipe around if the skirting boards etc sometimes I don't bother as it takes longer to do the paperwork then it does to clean the property!... Read More