JohnCaversham

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 24th July 2014

Location
Reading

Trading Status
Company

Providing essential rental accommodation since
1995

Number of rental properties owned
21 – 40

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
No


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 82

JohnCaversham

10:31 AM, 19th June 2019
About 4 weeks ago

Shelter couple’s “punishment”: self-imposed exile in Cornwall

I dream of moving to Cornwall! To escape these unfounded attacks on my PRS rentals!
I contacted a debt collection agency recently to enquire about chasing the debt of a non paying UC claimant who'd we'd evicted with significant arrears trashing the flat out of spite on the way out- (have full video evidence etc etc) the agency said don't even bother with a UC claimant debt, just write it off put it down to experience and move on., Good grief these morons from Shelter!... Read More

JohnCaversham

14:23 PM, 29th March 2019
About 4 months ago

Trying to raise my EPC rating as tenants moving out?

Just done exactly this on one of my all electric flats and managed to quiz the EPC surveyor at length.
1. Newer storage rads will not increase your EPC banding-high heat retention storage heaters that are new to the market will but they are £600plus each..!
2. 80mm lagging to your immersion cylinder PLUS an off peak timer with a boost function (Hortsman do one) to give proper control of water heating, this will lift you a band.
3. Secondary glazing or shutters do NOT increase the banding! Yes i was surprised when he told me that too!
4. If you are undertaking any thermal insulation upgrades ie battening off and adding 50mm of insulation to the walls etc ask (re pay) your EPC surveyor to come out photo and log the work as opposed to building regs for proof, otherwise you won't get a banding upgrade (without formal documented proof EPC visit £60, building regs app £250!)
5. Some EPC companies have a service where they will provide you with a list of upgrades that will get you to next level based on your property as opposed to a generic list of exspensive stabs in the dark. - Eg, I was going to change my storage heaters for new ones then he worked out that if i added more lagging to the HW cylinder and a programmer we could get to an F...Job done.... Read More

JohnCaversham

15:59 PM, 16th October 2018
About 9 months ago

I have stopped letting properties - Fergus Wilson

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 16/10/2018 - 10:24
Brilliant comment Ian and very true..Fergus i sympathise...... Read More

JohnCaversham

10:22 AM, 13th April 2018
About A year ago

Anti-social Tenants in the flat above

Your main freeholder/leaseholder agreement will have a clause that states something like "you have the right to quite enjoyment of your property" This is your leverage tool with the current owner regardless of agent/subletting as you can use this clause to pursue the matter through appropriate routes ie the court. However i feel your pain as you now have a problem flat not of your making, be firm with the owner, council & environmental health/the social housing group and offer to make official complaints to Mears/write to their director and pursue it through the courts if they don't rectify the situation. Good luck though.... Read More

JohnCaversham

11:19 AM, 19th February 2018
About A year ago

Fraudulent tenant application?

You need some professional advice here my friend including the Police and local council if they're claiming any benefits. I had something similar a few years ago and managed to bluff them into vacating on the immediate threat of eviction and fraud prosecution. Put an informal case together threatening prosecution for fraud etc present it to them and hope they leave whilst simultaneously having a sec8 on every ground rumbling on as well...
Email Sajid Javid and see if he has any bright idea's to help with rouge tenants too.....!
Best of luck...
https://www.property118.com/rental-complaints-system-tenants-proposed/... Read More