Ian Cognito

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 8th January 2020


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 24

Ian Cognito

14:02 PM, 16th October 2020
About 5 days ago

EPC clearly wrong so can Assessor be made to change it once issued?

Reply to the comment left by WP at 16/10/2020 - 13:53
Response fom company does not make sense. In the unlikely event that you could contact original assessor, what would you be asking?

BTW, how much were you charged for the new report?... Read More

Ian Cognito

10:48 AM, 16th October 2020
About 5 days ago

EPC clearly wrong so can Assessor be made to change it once issued?

Go to the company directly.

However, if recent assessor has reason to believe that previous assessor made errors, then he will be obliged to corrrect them.

That said, if you can show that new assessor has made errors, then the company should be able to forward the evidence to their assessor for him to correct.

Note that the method of assessment has been refined over time, such that a property rated today can have a lower energy rating than 10 years ago, even if no changes have been made.

Some people wrongly believe that this reduction in rating is due to an "aging degredation" being built into the system (eg. boilers get less efficient over time and windows get draftier).

On the other hand, the potential figure does increase over time due to technological developments (eg solar panels and heat pumps).... Read More

Ian Cognito

12:03 PM, 7th October 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Allow Landlords to evict tenants where there are 14 days rent arrears

Reply to the comment left by Rennie at 07/10/2020 - 11:50
Yes, it will take months and months to regain possession.

Therefore, a change in legislation that ebables speedy EVICTION of a tenant with 2 months rent arrears would be of far greater benefit to landlords than a change in legislation (which won't happen) that simply enables the current laborious eviction process to start after 14 days.

Changing the process is key. The change to 14 days is not.... Read More

Ian Cognito

9:48 AM, 7th October 2020
About 2 weeks ago

The tenant eviction process is no longer fit for purpose

Reply to the comment left by Clint at 06/10/2020 - 22:51
The trouble is, Clint, that the general public will not be aware of, let alone listen to, Ranjan's podcast. The petition will merely bolster the 'all landlords are slum landlords' opinion.... Read More

Ian Cognito

22:49 PM, 6th October 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Allow Landlords to evict tenants where there are 14 days rent arrears

Why 14 days arrears? Why not 10 days, or 7 days?

Hell, why not ONE day?

Would you lot still sign?... Read More