Christopher Rogal

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Tuesday 11th May 2021


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 25

Christopher Rogal

9:54 AM, 27th July 2021, About 6 days ago

Nottingham inspecting on average 3 houses per year per member of staff

Hastings (where I operate) has had its application to extend selective licensing rejected.

They failed in my opinion to demonstrate the value of what they were doing. No communication with landlords, no regular statistics or visible key success measures.

They said six people would lose their jobs. Hastings has a population of about 80,000, with a lot of PRS property. But the licensing only covered areas deemed to be a problem.

Apart from the lack of transparency, my complaint was also that they wanted a five-year licence paid up front in one go. No stage payments.

A £10,000 financial hit in my case. But not now….... Read More

Christopher Rogal

13:22 PM, 24th July 2021, About A week ago

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

Reply to the comment left by Pete England - PaTMa Property Management at 24/07/2021 - 12:14
This reference seems to be about non-residential property.... Read More

Christopher Rogal

12:25 PM, 21st July 2021, About 2 weeks ago

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

Reply to the comment left by Martin Riddle at 21/07/2021 - 12:06
From what I read, gas boilers will be around for a long time (except for new build houses). Electric heating drags down an EPC rating and is very expensive, as you say.

I have six tenanted flats without gas, and I’ve reluctantly concluded that they need gas central heating.

As for heat pumps, how do you secure five fridge-freezer-sized units (one per flat) to the outside of a five-story Victorian building?

And then protect and maintain them?... Read More

Christopher Rogal

23:10 PM, 19th July 2021, About 2 weeks ago

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

Reply to the comment left by Richie at 19/07/2021 - 18:23
Good points. I put in an electric shower to reduce the need for a hot water cylinder. It didn’t occur to me that a similar kitchen hot water heating unit would finish the job.

It’s essentially replicating what a gas combi boiler does for hot water.

It doesn’t unfortunately solve the problem of expensive electric heating.... Read More

Christopher Rogal

23:03 PM, 19th July 2021, About 2 weeks ago

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

Reply to the comment left by DGM at 19/07/2021 - 22:54
You raise a very good point. These assessments are taken as bible truth, but they carry big implications.

Such as whether I’m going to find myself obliged to wind down my rental portfolio and re-possess people’s homes of 20 years, because the government determines that they don’t meet certain standards.

The objectives are reasonable, but there’s considerable margin for error.... Read More