Graham Clarke

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 5th November 2014


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 6

Graham Clarke

13:00 PM, 5th December 2016, About 5 years ago

Extractor fan or dehumidifier for bathroom?

I would go for a humidstat silent extractor fan that way the fan will automatically start when moisture in the air reaches a certain level even if the light is switched off. The tenant will have no means of shutting this fan off so cant override it unless they switch the power off to the lighting circuit which they are not going to do unless they want to live in the dark.
If you pay a little extra for one of the silent humidstat fans so it will not disturb the tenant, rather than just a standard humidstat fan... Read More

Graham Clarke

22:53 PM, 29th February 2016, About 6 years ago

Can I offset my Council Tax on a property being renovated?

Reply to the comment left by "David Price" at "29/02/2016 - 13:00":

If I moved in then I would lose the 25% discount on my residential property which would nearly as bad. Plus my residential property & the area where the rented property is are totally different 'class' should I say so they would know why I have done it so not worth that risk.... Read More

Graham Clarke

22:42 PM, 29th February 2016, About 6 years ago

Can I offset my Council Tax on a property being renovated?

Reply to the comment left by "Michael Barnes" at "29/02/2016 - 19:53":

Great thanks Michael, I wasn't quite sure if I could offset the council tax or electric service charges etc against my other properties.
I have been to several accountants & they have either been pretty rubbish or they say I am doing a great job of my own accounts & I don't need them, but it's instances like this which is why I went to an accountant.
I have a few properties but I'm not a limited company.... Read More

Graham Clarke

11:55 AM, 29th February 2016, About 6 years ago

Can I offset my Council Tax on a property being renovated?

Reply to the comment left by "terry sullivan" at "29/02/2016 - 11:32":

It didn't have a working central heating system till 3 months ago when a new one was installed so you could probably say it wasn't habitable.

I did try to argue the case that the property wasn't habitable so I should only be paying a percentage of the council tax but this was dismissed saying that the local council rules have now changed. I suppose it is with the local councils now having the power to set their own council tax rules & penalties etc... Read More

Graham Clarke

11:45 AM, 28th August 2015, About 6 years ago

Wireless smoke detectors

I believe now the regulation is that the detectors have to be connected on their own separate circuit, it is no longer acceptable to be wired into a lighting circuit.
Crazy I know as the reason you originally connected them into a lighting circuit is that if the circuit tripped you would know as your lights wouldnt work, now if your detector circuit trips you won't know.... Read More