Michael Bond

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 10th January 2015

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 56

Michael Bond

10:19 AM, 2nd April 2020
About 2 days ago

NRLA merger completes and Chair is announced

I hate to spoil the party, but has our new Chairman ever been a landlord? Her abbreviated biography suggests a career in Quangos. Is this the sort of experience and background we need at the head of NRLA at this time so many of our problems come direct from the Government and its civil servants? We don't need someone who is good at resolving disputes. We need an attack dog who will cause disputes and win them.... Read More

Michael Bond

10:44 AM, 25th March 2020
About A week ago

Gas Safe - Advice and suspension of Safety inspections

The reference to landlords being able to have gas checks done 2 months ahead of the due date is a typical petty bureaucrat's red herring. If they had told me 6 weeks ago that it would now be difficult/ impossible to get gas checks done I would have arranged to have them done 2 months early. But they didn't so I didn't. Now what?... Read More

Michael Bond

10:03 AM, 5th March 2020
About a month ago

EPC vs Environmental Health?

I have two flats with central heating installed but the boiler is operated by electricity rather than, say, gas. The system is very like a gas fired system in the level of heat it gives. Yet EPC inspectors always mark this down. I have heard rumour that this is because the tenant's heating bill may be greater. Yet we are being told that gas heating is to be phased out in favour of electricity. Perhaps no one has told the EPC inspectors?... Read More

Michael Bond

11:06 AM, 28th February 2020
About a month ago

Extra £112m funding for councils to help get people off the streets

What about the concealed homeless -- the young adult with partner and baby living in parents' spare room; or the youngster sofa-surfing round the flats of his/her friends and relations? Couldn't some of this money be allocated to them? More people would benefit and the sum of human happiness would increase!... Read More

Michael Bond

10:44 AM, 28th February 2020
About a month ago

Government reject Brent Council application to extend licensing scheme

But what happens to the tenants whom the "bad landlords" house? Many of them are "bad tenants" whom no "good landlord" would want to touch.... Read More