DGM

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 13th November 2020

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A seasoned IT Project Manager and property Investor,


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 58

DGM

14:14 PM, 22nd October 2021, About 8 hours ago

Birmingham Midshires increased my fixed rate mortgage payment?

I have the same with 3 I have with BM.
Confused how my payments can increase when I am in a fixed rate with them. Once the fixed rate is up will look to move to another provider... Read More

DGM

8:33 AM, 25th August 2021, About 2 months ago

Dropped a pole on the neighbour's roof?

You go to the main contractor and he sorts it out with his sub contractors who should have insurance and the roof will be repaired. That way a los adjuster will be involved and very unlikely they will sanction a complete re-roof, but to repair the broken tiles. The neighbour is being unreasonable in expecting a complete re-roof.
This takes any confrontation with your neighbour out of the equation as a professional loss adjuster will deal with it.... Read More

DGM

8:27 AM, 25th August 2021, About 2 months ago

Chronic failure to tackle criminal landlords puts tenants at risk

NRLA never cease to amaze how they seem to hate their own members. There are far more rogue tenants than rogue landlords. They should be on our side about removing rogue tenants asap, not the 9 months to a year where no income for the landlord.... Read More

DGM

14:51 PM, 21st July 2021, About 3 months ago

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

Reply to the comment left by Jo Westlake at 20/07/2021 - 00:04
Lot 20 is what I put into 2 flats, they are quite good, but EPC when they get right what type of heater it is, rate it as low. There is no Gas in the building so that is not an option.
So to back on topic, use Lot 20 electric heating as it is fully controllable, some via wifi, can set a minimum temperature so the unit doesn't heat up and cool down constantly which costs a lot.... Read More

DGM

23:15 PM, 19th July 2021, About 3 months ago

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

Reply to the comment left by Christopher Rogal at 19/07/2021 - 23:03
I have no issue to having an EPC, but it has to have absolute meaning and be proven about the heat loss and real solutions. The current tick box exercise is a waste of time, Solid wall, answer external insulation - err conservation area, can't do - another useable answer please.
The current EPC is not fit for purpose and a total waste of time.
Every EPC I have has mistakes, even when pointed out they ignore, as it doesn't matter at the moment not a problem. When it becomes law, I can see EPC consultants being sued for wrong assessments, that will cause egg on the governments face as the papers will love this.
As I said earlier underfloor and loft insulation installed, EPC says assumed not installed, so you sue for their incompetence.... Read More