DP

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Wednesday 1st April 2020


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DP

19:31 PM, 24th February 2021, About 8 months ago

32% of PRS stock built before 1919

Reply to the comment left by DGM at 24/02/2021 - 12:43
Not only that but in one of my cottages there is insulation between the rafters which I know because I saw it when I had a lot of roof tiles replaced but the EPC guys will not rate the cottage accordingly because I havn't got a contractors invoice as the previous owner must have done it as part of the restoration work which they carried out and he was a builder himself so probably did it himself. The point is I am not going to strip off either the roof tiles or the plasterboard inside to put in something which is already there just to get a better rating. Its all a bit mad.... Read More

DP

11:02 AM, 24th February 2021, About 8 months ago

Surely I am not the only landlord worried about new EPC requirements?

Reply to the comment left by Mike at 17/02/2021 - 11:00
I have an air source heat pump fitted to my old stone cottage but although they do generate heat its only to about 45 degrees so unless you have or can install underfloor heating ( which I have done) you will end up with much bigger radiators ie long and low such as I have upstairs. Also, the bathroom one didn't hack the really cold weather we just had so need supplementary in the bathroom. I have had mine less than year but and I would say that with the underfloor they are good and heat the water well.... Read More

DP

10:08 AM, 24th February 2021, About 8 months ago

32% of PRS stock built before 1919

On a day to day front, and apologies if I am beginning to sound a bit weary, if you can find way to survive Section 24 then is this to be the next slammer from an investor's point of view. Been on my horizon for some time wondering how older housing stock can be brought up to not just C (probably doable for some but not all) but isn't it A we have to be investing towards? Unless all the older properties are raised to the ground and re-built can't see how this is going to be achieved and that should surely affect every house not just ones for renting out? My thoughts for some time have been that whereas it makes sense to preserve energy, where this is not entirely possible or practical to do to the fullest degree is it not the energy itself that needs to be produced in a more efficient, greener and affordable way even if this is subsidised rather than pouring money into sticking some kind of cladding onto Cotswold stone walls. Electricity could be produced in this way and is being already, it needs more investment on a world wide scale if it is to be effective. It is a problem for the leaders of our civilisations to solve for the long term and in doing so will allow for a compromise that could be more practical when it comes to older housing stock. In the words of Bill Gates in his book How to Avoid a Climate Disaster 'we need to deploy the tools we already have, like solar and wind, faster and smarter and to create and roll out breakthrough technologies that can take us the rest of the way'.... Read More

DP

14:19 PM, 19th February 2021, About 8 months ago

5th April 2015 Property Valuations for CGT?

Reply to the comment left by Beaver at 19/02/2021 - 14:08
No doubt the answer to your first question will be UK landlords and the second, not sure I want to fry in temperatures in excess of 40 degrees or where ever global warming gets us, I am English and will stay and keep fighting, well for a bit longer anyway.... Read More

DP

12:26 PM, 19th February 2021, About 8 months ago

5th April 2015 Property Valuations for CGT?

could someone explain why a non-UK resident is able to use a valuation commencing 2015 whereas a Uk resident has to use the acquisition value?... Read More