Accommod8

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Saturday 14th November 2020


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 7

Accommod8

8:37 AM, 28th August 2021, About 4 weeks ago

Dropped a pole on the neighbour's roof?

As a former roofing contractor, by way of an example, if you're replacing a few broken clay "Rosemary"tiles of a 100 year old roof with a Northern elevation ( less sun), even with cat ladders and crawling boards or scaffold access to say a chimney stack, you can easily break another 50 or more in the process of reaching the affected area, whilst taking the utmost care.

It therefore is not necessarily to be taken as read that a few tiles can effectively be replaced, rather than an incident like that triggering the justified replacement of an entire roof pitch or more to retain an integral roof colour.

This is not a judgement of the neighbour's motivation.... Read More

Accommod8

13:27 PM, 22nd June 2021, About 3 months ago

EICR Confusion - ReTest ambiguity?

Agree with Mike. They like to assume you won't bother with other quotes for convenience purposes, but that invoice could equate to 20% of a typical annual £6k 2 bedroom BTL income before all your other expenses, whereas say £500 represents more like a reasonable 8%.
3 quotes each time is time consuming, but can avoid a contractor with too much work just firing an extortionate quotation at you. Of course there are a few superb, reliable and reasonable trades people out there who are worth their weight in gold!
There'll probably be other types of compulsory capital expenditure each year, which is understandable if safety related. Many of us will also be spending heavily on thermal efficiency improvements, as grants are scant unless qualifying under tenants' low income or benefits.
Sorry-got off track!... Read More

Accommod8

11:27 AM, 10th March 2021, About 7 months ago

Agent Renewing fees?

For the only managed property we've had ( for two years before self managing), I got agreement at commencement from the agent touting for our business, against two other agents, that no renewal fee would be payable. Even if they say its industry practice to charge it, tell them these are your terms if they'd like to secure income, or a competitor will get it.
There is no rationale to justify photocopying the same document by altering the date only, but then charging a massive fee for so-called "professional management services".... Read More

Accommod8

11:59 AM, 13th February 2021, About 7 months ago

Problems dealing with a Roofing contractor?

Reply to the comment left by wanda wang at 12/02/2021 - 21:58
Wanda- It obviously wouldn't be worth trusting a company/individual who hasn't got an address, or rather won't provide one. I would follow my recommendation of contacting a roofing merchant, asking them to see if they will give you a couple of contacts of firms who have an account with them and have been around for many years. If you see roofers' vans with only a mobile number when you're out anywhere locally, I 'd probably try to select those with landlines too. Good luck.... Read More

Accommod8

11:00 AM, 12th February 2021, About 8 months ago

Problems dealing with a Roofing contractor?

Just to add of course for a very minor repair, you might get a contractor to carry work out immediately, if you can get them there!... Read More