Mark Hartell

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 21st October 2014


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 8

Mark Hartell

2:04 AM, 22nd February 2021, About 11 months ago

Surely I am not the only landlord worried about new EPC requirements?

Reply to the comment left by Esat Karahasan at 21/02/2021 - 02:52
Yes Esat - I would love some advice and options. How do I get in touch with your team?... Read More

Mark Hartell

1:42 AM, 21st February 2021, About 11 months ago

Surely I am not the only landlord worried about new EPC requirements?

My situation is interesting - the house is constructed of solid stone walls (approx 18" thick) and set just inside a National park. The garden to the property is across the other side of a public road.
I recently reviewed the EPC report and recommendations. It would appear that everything I could possibly do - including internal wall insulation (external would not be allowed since this is a stone built cottage in a national park), a new boiler, insulation under the solid concrete floor and solar panels would get me to a D. I estimate the cost would be around 35k and it would completely ruin the character of the place.

There is a way I can elevate to C, B or even A - yes, a wind turbine. Given that the garden is across the road and that this is in a small hamlet in a National Park I think the chances of that being allowed are slim to nil and the cost maybe 50-70k.... Read More

Mark Hartell

23:25 PM, 28th August 2020, About A year ago

Westminster online tool encouraging HMO tenants to claim Rent Repayment Orders!

Agree with some of the earlier comments. Whatever you think about the motives, methods and tactics of the council there is a requirement for HMOs to be licenced and for good reasons.

Since I am sure Property118 is not condoning or supporting the idea of tax/licence evasion then just live with it. If you don't like it get out of property and put your cash under the mattress.

If you chew yourself up worrying about whether others are getting away with something you are not focusing on your own business so change that.

If you chew yourself up being upset about policies, laws, requirements and taxation then go into politics or join/form an effective lobbying group and campaign for change. Otherwise suck it up and get on with it.... Read More

Mark Hartell

17:36 PM, 17th January 2017, About 5 years ago

Management of properties via Ltd Co

Reply to the comment left by "Charles de Lastic" at "17/01/2017 - 17:29":

Thanks Charles - appreciated!... Read More

Mark Hartell

19:27 PM, 16th January 2017, About 5 years ago

Management of properties via Ltd Co

Reply to the comment left by "Neil Patterson" at "16/01/2017 - 14:14":

Neil
thanks for your reply When you suggest 15% as reasonable are you talking 15% in total for any services including finders, taking deposits, collecting rents etc or 15% on top of what a letting agent does?... Read More