Rachel York

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 22nd May 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 6

Rachel York

21:32 PM, 22nd May 2014
About 7 years ago

Broken shower surround and disabled tenant unable to use bath

Reply to the comment left by "Roy B" at "22/05/2014 - 20:46":

Thank you for your support Roy B. It hasn't been easy at all and yes I am considering what you suggest already in terms of tenancy.

Yes it is very off putting when I have done everything possible to resolve this, and like you say, I also go out of my way for good tenants and refuse to let a property that is anything but in good working order (and safety checked and clean). I have always believed if you rent a property out that looks good from the outset there is the hope that the tenants will appreciate that and look after the property.

I know that doesn't always work, but using an agent to assist in vetting prospective tenants reduces the risks of getting a bad tenant.... Read More

Rachel York

17:53 PM, 22nd May 2014
About 7 years ago

Broken shower surround and disabled tenant unable to use bath

Reply to the comment left by "All BankersAreBarstewards Smith" at "22/05/2014 - 16:52":

Yes my agent does inspections every three months and this is where it was just picked up.

and yes the AST states they the tenant have to notify of faults immediately (I forget the exact wording, but do have this). The agent has raised this lack of notification detail already, information and evidence is being collated already.

Good call on getting the contractor to specify their findings, I will include this. However my main concern right now is to get it fixed and resolve this headache!... Read More

Rachel York

16:23 PM, 22nd May 2014
About 7 years ago

Broken shower surround and disabled tenant unable to use bath

this is not a simple tile crack issue it's much more, perhaps i was too short on details r01 you must have a limitless pot of money to fix things in your property. But that's not why i was asking for advice it was what is reasonable provision.

I believe that reasonable provision has now been made.

Btw the damage is very very extensive and has not appeared over time and yes routine wear and tear maintenance is needed on properties to keep them in good condition. Wear and tear doesn't bother me I account for this and include this cost as part of being a landlord, this wear and tear is routine work and to be expected and yes it certainly is tax deductible. If it were small cracks and peeling wallpaper the bill would not be so sizeable. We are talking thousands not hundreds of pounds.

thank you to everyone for your input, I have contacted the LA for more contractor details and am chasing to get this sorted asap.... Read More

Rachel York

14:32 PM, 22nd May 2014
About 7 years ago

Broken shower surround and disabled tenant unable to use bath

Reply to the comment left by "All BankersAreBarstewards Smith" at "22/05/2014 - 14:12":

I have managed to hire a brand new lifting device, luckily there is one available for use immediately. I wasn't going to buy one, that is madness.

I do have another contractor coming to quote who I'm hoping can do the work much sooner.

Regards the work there is no point in patching the job, it needs to be fixed properly or it will recur and damage the property further. There are contractors who can patch it, but this is major work not just a little bit of fixing and those contractors cannot repair the entire problem.

If this contractor doesn't come good, I will ask on the forum, thanks... Read More

Rachel York

12:46 PM, 22nd May 2014
About 7 years ago

Broken shower surround and disabled tenant unable to use bath

Reply to the comment left by "All BankersAreBarstewards Smith" at "22/05/2014 - 11:59":

Noted, they do have a full separate bathroom for use, a motorised bath seat is being fitted tomorrow... Read More