Ray Lancaster

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 21st March 2020


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 9

Ray Lancaster

18:30 PM, 30th March 2021, About 8 months ago

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

I will be selling any of my properties that are rated D or below on a EPC. I am not gong to start to spend tens of thousands of pounds out so the tenants may save a few pounds per month and keeping Greta Thunberrg happy when home owners don’t have to be forced to spend a penny let alone thousands pounds out on their own home.
The other thing that is bugging me is if tenants are in a property where an EPC rating is lower than the C rating which is about to come into force and notice has been given by the landlord for them to leave before this happens and they refuse to go, what happens? Is the landlord forced to make the improvements against their will? Probably yes is the answer. Wilt he council re house them into a more energy efficient home? No,will be the Answer. These issues could cause an interesting legal argument in a court of law, as landlords are being held to ransom.... Read More

Ray Lancaster

8:28 AM, 29th March 2021, About 8 months ago

EICR necessary for tenant a year in arrears?

Reply to the comment left by Nikki Palmer at 26/03/2021 - 15:13
Hi, thanks for that. I do have a possession claim that is still with the judge awaiting the next move but nothing back from the courts at the moment.... Read More

Ray Lancaster

14:47 PM, 26th March 2021, About 8 months ago

EICR necessary for tenant a year in arrears?

Reply to the comment left by Chris @ Possession Friend at 26/03/2021 - 14:10
Hi, I did mean EICR. Me not concentrating.... Read More

Ray Lancaster

10:18 AM, 8th December 2020, About 12 months ago

EICR - Rogue electrician scam?

The main thing is do not let a electrician tell you that they need to upgrade the consumer unit unless you have a second opinion or you know that you want to upgrade etc
The problem is that you book the EHCR and they fail it and tell you that it needs a new consumer unit and they don’t do the job they won’t issue a pass and you have to pay for a further EHCR.... Read More

Ray Lancaster

9:04 AM, 5th December 2020, About A year ago

EICR - Rogue electrician scam?

Reply to the comment left by Paul landlord at 04/12/2020 - 22:36
I’ve had consumer boards replaced in some of my properties.
Landlords are paying for the EHICR report before being charged £500 for the consumer board on top. So that comes of your 2 days work. 3 hours for that. I am talking about 18th edition all metal consumer units. These are compliant £80-£100. My point was that some electricians are trying to make you replace a consumer unit when it doesn’t need to be upgraded to the 18th edition unit as It is a nice earner for an electrician. The paper work doesn’t take hours to do once you have installed the board.
I think you are just trying to justify the cost.... Read More