Graham Bowcock

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 84

Graham Bowcock

11:18 AM, 22nd June 2021, About 2 days ago

EICR Confusion - ReTest ambiguity?

I think they're right. Our understanding (as agents and landlords) is that electricians do not issue revised EICR reports. You need to give the tenant the unsatisfactory report plus confirmation that the work has been done.

I don't know either why they can't just add a "satisfactory" stamp, but they don't.... Read More

Graham Bowcock

12:01 PM, 18th June 2021, About 6 days ago

Does a new landlord inherit previous AST?

As said by others, the exisiting AST is the one that both landlord and tenant have to live with. You cannot unilaterally force a new one on the tenant.
Your solicitor should have served formal notice on the tenant of the change of ownership.
I hope that the previous landlord did all the complaicern stuff and has give you the proof.... Read More

Graham Bowcock

14:44 PM, 28th May 2021, About 4 weeks ago

Has anyone else been contacted directly by the ICO?

Despite what many landords belive, they are actually running a business and are therefore covered by GDPR legislation. Landlords need to have a privacy policy and need to register with the ICO.

One key point is that as the controller of data, you can't give it out to third parties (e.g. tradesmen) unless you (a) have the tenant's consent to do so and (b) the contractor/third party has a GDPR policy of their own.... Read More

Graham Bowcock

10:35 AM, 25th May 2021, About 4 weeks ago

Compensation of 60 years regulated tenant?

I agree with Beaver, everything like this is possible, and you need to stay within the law. You will have to be prepared to pay the costs of making good damage, and perhaps even moving furniture about if the tenant can't actually do ti themselves.

The key is to agree things with the tenant.

You must get a compliant EICR.... Read More

Graham Bowcock

11:01 AM, 21st May 2021, About a month ago

EICRs From Hell?

Reply to the comment left by The Property Man at 21/05/2021 - 10:50
Quite right Property Man. My electrics have always been up to date, so we've not had the rush that many people seem to have had. It's staggering to think how many installations were in poor condition previously.

We use a private firm, but they have grown quite large (150 or so staff) and have no issues with the certificates trhey provide or pricing for works.

I have less than a passing interest in the detail; my time is best spent on other things. I rely on experts to give me the advice, but have enough knowledge to know what questions to ask.

I think the OP just needs to get another electrician.... Read More