Jireh Homes

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 27th June 2014


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Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 161

Jireh Homes

14:59 PM, 16th August 2019
About A week ago

Scotland’s best

Nice to have a good news story on the Aberdeen rental market.... Read More

Jireh Homes

14:36 PM, 17th July 2019
About a month ago

£186,657 paid out to tenants - SafeDeposits Scotland

Reply to the comment left by Michael Barnes at 12/07/2019 - 11:18In Scotland it is 30 working days to lodge a deposit, and should one not be lodged and a case brought before the First Tier Tribunal then a penalty of up to 3 times the deposit amount may be awarded against the LL to the benefit of the TT.
Attached is a case where the maximum penalty was awarded, although rather a long read! Many other cases more straight forwarded with lower amounts awarded where mitigating circumstances.
https://www.housingandpropertychamber.scot/sites/default/files/Other_specific_applications_decisions/Decision%202960_.pdf... Read More

Jireh Homes

14:20 PM, 17th July 2019
About a month ago

EPC inaccuracies could leave properties let illegally

Reply to the comment left by Alan Wong at 15/07/2019 - 10:52Hi Alan - it may be the original EPC was inaccurate, the latest DEA did not have the evidence for the internal insulation or that as the Conventions changed Dec 2017 the calculation will be different. That said the DEA should respond to your query.
If there is some time since challenged the DEA, you should raise your query with the Accreditation Body whose details are noted on the EPC.
Allan... Read More

Jireh Homes

15:18 PM, 11th July 2019
About a month ago

EPC inaccuracies could leave properties let illegally

May I challenge some of the statements in the leading article.

The responsibility for the rating lies with the DEA (which if based on information from the owner - might be inaccurate if not verified), not the owner (or Letting Agent).

Whilst there may be discrepancies in measurement and other observations generally these should only have a small impact on the calculated rating (by a few points). So unless borderline on banding little concern.

However there is a real concern that properties with a current Band E rating may on renewal drop to a Band F due to a combination of changes in the RdSAP conventions and assessment software and/or a more accurate survey. Advice is that if current EPC Rating low in banding, instruct a new survey well before the MESS apply and work with your DEA to evaluate the best solutions to raise the rating. If the rating does drop down a Band, then fine not to lodge and continue to operate with current (higher) EPC.

I believe that for an assessment to be lodged on the Central Registers (for each country within the UK) the DEA has to be registered with an Accreditation Body, with the affiliation noted on the EPC. Quite how the example from Gunga Din slipped through is a mystery, but generally an easy process to check and challenge.

Allan... Read More

Jireh Homes

15:23 PM, 9th July 2019
About 2 months ago

The flawed Call for Evidence over Tenancy Deposits

Responded to this consultation and very cleverly the questions do not probe the practicality of the "passporting" issue! So had to use one of my responses to highlight why the concept was flawed and unworkable.... Read More