Richie

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Saturday 29th February 2020


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 28

Richie

0:18 AM, 4th September 2021, About 2 weeks ago

New Tenants' Rights Minister appoint by the SNP

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 02/09/2021 - 09:46Get the councils to build houses then the private tenants can have more choice. Build enough and that will force private rates down or will it?
Have you bothered to look at some of the council/trust housing stock and the state some of them are in? Even the social housing cant maintain and keep them decent, oh, but that "human rights" for some of them to abuse, live like what ever.
What about the 3 or 4 beds with just one person in, they should be means tested and moved out, after all they are tenants, Oh again that's a human rights issue.
A few make it bad for those who look after their houses and keep them clean and tidy.

A lot of council landlords should be put to task as well. Its not just the PRS is it!... Read More

Richie

10:24 AM, 12th August 2021, About a month ago

Too soon for a paint request?

I'd wait until the 12 month ast is at the end and if they wish to stay on then say yes with provisos about colours and shades etc and that it's returned to original colours and standards before they leave. Unless you like it!... Read More

Richie

23:20 PM, 19th July 2021, About 2 months ago

What’s the best form of electric heating for rental flat?

Guys, what all this about EPC's a bit off subject!. The original question was:
What’s the best form of electric heating for rental flat?... Read More

Richie

18:23 PM, 19th July 2021, About 2 months ago

What’s the best form of electric heating for rental flat?

My experiance for electric is from a one bed house, I changed from those horrible storage heater to gas boiler/rads and no regrets and it was much easier to let.
Another studio we had for years with economy 7. Someone previously replaced a bath for a shower with anelectric shower and still left the huge storage tank in. Well after some years it dawned on us why is the tenant heating this huge tank when they have an electric shower. The one room had a stoarge heater replaced a number of times. So, started to look into electric heating options all the different types of panels all a bit confusing and lots of sales buff.
At this time I bought a large one bed flat conversion that had an Heatrae Sadia electric boiler with a "wet" radiator system called Electromax Combined Electric Flow Boiler and Direct Unvented Hot Water Cylinder.
It did have a tank/cylinder but not so big, basicaly as it had a bath. It has proved very efficiant and not if any more that gas. So, in the studio we had a Heatra Sadia system put in consisting of a boiler (this about a metre high and 10/12cm square) plus one radiator. It is capable of running 5 rads! For the shower room & kitchen sinks we had a small under counter instant heater all good and tenants are very happy.
The one bed flat had an Electromax and the studio a had a much small system.
No bath, then no need for the tank, use an electric shower.
I would recomend anyone to look at these Sadia systems. (there are a few others)... Read More

Richie

22:06 PM, 19th May 2021, About 4 months ago

Concerned about offering tenancy to someone so young?

Reply to the comment left by Dylan Morris at 18/05/2021 - 12:36
To your comment the reply from Robert Mellors
Yes of course its difficult for her to a council or a trust place the list is very long. But having experienced to same with a young girl, where we though we were being helpful. It was just a case of her ticking all the right boxes to get our flat and then after a few months, stop paying the rent and sit back and wait to be re-housed. So after many letters with the council and an eviction process its was: Hey, I've a nice new council flat, nicely decorated, some furniture and a steady FREE income and "spin on that" attitude.
All we were was just a road to quick and free accommodation. And left with F all for our trouble. Guarantor or no guarantor, no way.... Read More