Rhett Costin

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 4th July 2013

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 8

Rhett Costin

9:45 AM, 29th April 2019, About 3 years ago

Selling - I really don't want to evict good tenants?

Is there enough equity in your rental house to re-mortgage it and pull out the funds that you need without selling? Tenants like that are worth hanging on to if at all possible.... Read More

Rhett Costin

10:01 AM, 26th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Urgent help needed on 1991 Building Reg compliance

I have a copy of a book 'The Building Regulations - Explained and Illustrated', ninth edition, by Vincent Powell-Smith & M J Billington, which says on its front cover is 'based on building regulations 1991'. It is published by Blackwell Scientific Publications. See if you can Google it or Ebay to find a copy or contact the publishers. Failing that I am happy to post it to you, provided you promise to send it back to me. It's pretty comprehensive and hopefully will cover what you want... Read More

Rhett Costin

16:17 PM, 13th February 2017, About 5 years ago

Is a regularisation certificate required or important?

I would concur with sticking to your guns. Loft conversions are generally more complicated in terms of building regulations in that rules for means of escape and fire rated doors, partitions etc are much more stringent. A building surveyor or architect may be able to advise you if the loft is compliant, but they may need sight of receipts for fire rated products or written clarification from the builder. If not, it could be an expensive retro-fit to sort it. Whether you organise the regularisation certificate or they do, it is going to take the same amount of time, but surely quicker than them trying to get another purchaser, when this may all come up again at the last minute anyway.... Read More

Rhett Costin

10:36 AM, 1st February 2017, About 5 years ago

A better alternative to S24?

Maybe I've missed the point here, but if the maths work out for a 2% tax on just the landlord sector, then surely just a 1% income tax increase for the WHOLE of the working population (not just landlords) would provide much more of a boost to the country's coffers. I'd be happy to pay that if it were to help out with our NHS, or teachers, or police etc. Much fairer for everyone to chip in and help our ailing services.... Read More

Rhett Costin

11:21 AM, 5th October 2016, About 6 years ago

Private Rental Housing - A Hole In The Bucket

Hi ,
Donated £15. It's unlikely I personally will be affected by clause 24 as I only have a small income and not many properties, but it is the injustice of this I object to and am therefore happy to chip in. Good luck guys..!!... Read More