Clint

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Saturday 18th April 2015

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 302

Clint

11:44 AM, 9th November 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Water damage from baby sock?

I have a tenant or should I call a trespasser as, she gave a notice and did not move out where I had another tenant lined up for the day after she was due to move out but, on the day of moving out, she said she could not find a place and stayed on so money is being taken as mesne profits.
Anyway, last week she phoned me and said that her storage heater was not working so I called a contractor who charged a fixed charge of £140 for the repair which would have included parts. On arrival, he told me the reason it was not working was, because the mains switch was off. I obviously paid the £140 as that was agreed however, on speaking to the trespasser she said she did not switch it off, and refused to contribute anything towards the costs. She, her child or her guests obviously turned it off.
Do I, now take legal proceedings or just ignore it. This is the second time this has happened over around three years where the last time it was the electrical shower being switched off.
I understand, that I may have digressed from the main topic but, have only included this as it is to do with repairs.... Read More

Clint

22:14 PM, 23rd October 2020
About a month ago

EPCs - New ones issued via email link only?

I must have had well over a hundred tenancies since epc's were required and I only know of one occasion when a tenant actually went through it. On all the other occasions they just took it and signed the tenancy agreement after they signed a receipt saying they received the epc. In the past couple of years I have been emailing it to them so I don't know if they actually took it more seriously.
I personally don't think tenants care about epc's. Tenants tend to want to see what type of heating there is and if the windows are double glazed and that is about all in terms of energy efficiency.
I generally look at it as to comply with rules or to be more precise to catch the landlord out for not providing one.... Read More

Clint

22:12 PM, 23rd October 2020
About a month ago

EPCs - New ones issued via email link only?

Reply to the comment left by Gunga Din at 23/10/2020 - 20:14
I must have had well over a hundred tenancies since epc's were required and I only know of one occasion when a tenant actually went through it. On all the other occasions they just took it and signed the tenancy agreement after they signed a receipt saying they received the epc. In the past couple of years I have been emailing it to them so I don't know if they actually took it more seriously.
I personally don't think tenants care about epc's. Tenants tend to want to see what type of heating there is and if the windows are double glazed and that is about all in terms of energy efficiency.... Read More

Clint

18:56 PM, 23rd October 2020
About a month ago

EPCs - New ones issued via email link only?

From what date of epc are you saying you are not able to download from this site:
https://www.epcregister.com/reportSearchAddressByPostcode.html
I have been able to download the latest epc reports from here on every occasion and have just tried one that I did on 29th September 2020 and it downloaded with no problem. Effectively you download it and print it to a pdf file which you then save... Read More

Clint

10:59 AM, 14th October 2020
About 2 months ago

Tenants who give notice but stay - Double rent?

Reply to the comment left by Kate Mellor at 14/10/2020 - 10:44
No problem. I was just about to reply saying "I don't think this was meant for me" when I scrolled down and noticed you had a second post and had to read what you had to say as it said "Reply to Clint". All sorted.
I have a tenant who supposedly is on "mesne profits" at the moment not that I want to evict her now as, she is paying normal single rent but did cause me problems at the time as, another prospective tenant was due to move in.
Do you by any chance know how to evict someone under these circumstances as, it would be useful to know this just in case something like this happens again in the future.... Read More