Smithy @hotmail

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Smithy @hotmail

9:08 AM, 17th May 2021, About 2 months ago

Stairlift request by individual in a block?

Other residents will also use it - particularly if they have heavy shopping for eg. Children will love playing on it. So it will never be in the right place for the person who owns it. And if it gets broken or breaks down because other people are using/abusing it there will be arguments about who broke it and paying for repairs. And a stairlift is absolutely an obstruction unless you have a particularly wide staircase.... Read More

Smithy @hotmail

20:38 PM, 15th August 2020, About 12 months ago

Rent Repayment Order Magic Money Tree is pretty much dead!

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 14/08/2020 - 10:06
Just out of curiosity Mick - what on earth did you do with all those unfortunate animals?... Read More

Smithy @hotmail

19:55 PM, 15th August 2020, About 12 months ago

Money laundering regs - What do we buyers have to reveal?

With the last few purchases I made, I authorised my mortgage broker (works for a well known national company) to communicate with the estate agent.
The estate agent emailed him and he confirmed that I was taking out a mortgage and I had a suitable deposit. He did not disclose any actual figures but the estate agent was happy with that.... Read More

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12:58 PM, 6th June 2020, About A year ago

3-month eviction ban extension and their fantasy world

I have read elsewhere the the S21 form has been lengthened, is more complicated and requires far more evidence (apparently - for example - every single gas safety certificate issued during the tenancy). I read that this happened, very quietly, about a month ago.... Read More

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12:44 PM, 6th June 2020, About A year ago

Tenant paid for repair herself at extortionate price?

Reply to the comment left by Rod at 05/06/2020 - 22:45
Going back to the plumbing bill. Was it a big plumbing firm who advertise 'emergency plumbing' - and tend to be expensive? Or a local tradesperson? I think you should contact the plumber and approach him/her in a friendly way "Seems a rather expensive invoice for leak from the cistern." It might be the case that the tenant rang at 3am, in tears, insisting the plumber attend. Did the plumber suggest that it could wait until morning? Was there actually water running out (which the tenant should have reported ages ago - but now they have panicked). Could it have been a tricky repair and the plumber was there for ages? Have you or the agent been to have a look at the repair? Is there evidence of water damage?
It seems expensive, but we don't know enough at present.... Read More