John Walker

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Sunday 27th July 2014

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 104

John Walker

16:49 PM, 6th December 2019, About 2 years ago

Asbestos and rental property

Hi Sally-Anne,
I agree entirely with the advice others have offered to date, though I believe Artex post 1972 may not have asbestos in it. However, when carpenters, plumbers, electricians etc. are drilling or otherwise disturbing Artex surfaces it is better to err on the cautious side. I always had my employees and subcontractors wear disposable overalls, caps ,
goggles and masks over their noses and mouths whenever altering properties with Artex or any other asbestos containing
materials, plus stressing the necessity of careful hand and face
washing at the end of handling the material when breaks for food or drink were taken.... Read More

John Walker

18:03 PM, 12th August 2019, About 3 years ago

Looking to make PRS more accessible for disabilities

reply to Jit,
Check whether there is an Access Group in your area. These are voluntary groups set up to assist the disabled, ,what ever the disability, which here in Brecknockshire have been active for many years We are now well on our way to establishing similar groups in the rest of Powys. (Radnorshire and Montgomeryshire).... Read More

John Walker

15:51 PM, 16th July 2019, About 3 years ago

PRS in England is not fit for purpose

I do like the idea of LAs having to meet short deadlines, but would appreciate more any info. on the success of recent legislation with prosecution of rogue LLs and elimination of same. Maybe LAs have been unable to do this due to pressure of work.... Read More

John Walker

16:41 PM, 6th July 2019, About 3 years ago

The Alliance Housing Policy

There are good parts and others which are pure wishful thinking. Reduce all ideas to no more than a couple of sentences which may become a mantra for all legitimate LLs. No government is going to be in a position to scrap SDLT, unless it is done solely for BTL property. Ensure your aims are brief, easily understood and achievable. After all you must consider the intelligence of those who are your ultimate target.... Read More

John Walker

16:44 PM, 10th June 2019, About 3 years ago

Rain ingress in garage damaging tenant's carpet?

re. comment from Seething Landlord.
I agree absolutely. I have a condition attached to all my tenancy agreements to that effect.... Read More