Seething Landlord

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Wednesday 15th January 2020


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 229

Seething Landlord

12:16 PM, 3rd April 2021
About A week ago

Councils using 'Intelligence' to track down low EPC properties and fine £5,000

My recollection is that, whilst the the regulations have yet to be published following the consultation, the proposal was to introduce the enhanced rating requirement for new tenancies from 2025 and for existing tenancies from 2028.

The existing rating system has come in for so much criticism that it would not surprise me if it is completely overhauled before the changes come into effect, particularly in view of the drive to switch away from gas to other forms of heating, which has a broadly similar timescale.... Read More

Seething Landlord

14:26 PM, 29th March 2021
About 2 weeks ago

Tenants using roof space as storage without permission?

Reply to the comment left by Annette Smith Lettings at 29/03/2021 - 11:50
I suggest that you ask your insurers.... Read More

Seething Landlord

11:55 AM, 11th March 2021
About a month ago

Management Company has got involved with the EICR?

"My understanding of the EICR report is that it relates to the fixed wiring within the flat only although the electrician visually inspects and comments on the supply and intake equipment it will not result in an "unsatisfactory" report. I believe your electrician has misinterpreted the scope of the EICR and should be able to issue the report assuming your internal fixed wiring is safe."

If you follow the definitions in the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 I think you will conclude that the EICR should include wiring from the meter to the consumer unit, wherever the meter is located:

“electrical installation” has the meaning given in regulation 2(1) of the Building Regulations 2010, which reads:

“electrical installation” means fixed electrical cables or fixed electrical equipment located on the consumer’s side of the electricity supply meter; (Building Regs 2010 S2 (1))... Read More

Seething Landlord

0:00 AM, 9th March 2021
About a month ago

EICR work required but I have a section 21 problem tenant?

Reply to the comment left by Charles Baker at 07/03/2021 - 11:58
Why do you think that they could still deny access if you get a court order requiring them to allow access?

Can you not persuade them that the risk of being blown up, incinerated or electrocuted if there is a gas or electrical fault is greater than the risk of being infected by a tradesman who is taking all the recommended precautions?... Read More

Seething Landlord

11:34 AM, 7th March 2021
About a month ago

EICR work required but I have a section 21 problem tenant?

Reply to the comment left by Charles Baker at 07/03/2021 - 07:16
It sounds as though your only option is to seek a court order requiring the tenant to grant access.... Read More