Helen (up North)

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Tuesday 16th June 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 25

Helen (up North)

14:17 PM, 30th December 2020
About 4 months ago

Mould with a Covid Twist?

There is a strong possibility it is due to condensation. For what it would cost I wouldn’t hesitate in installing a Positive Input Ventilation system (PIV). It is a whole house air ventilation system that works by drawing in fresh air into a property from outside lowing the humidity levels inside. These can be either installed in a loft space or on a wall in a flat or apartment. They are relatively cheap to buy around £350.00 plus fitting. I had similar situation, we cleaned all the mold off with bleach, installed the PIV system and it worked instantly. It will also clear your condensation problem. Below is a previous thread that you may find useful. Good luck.
https://www.property118.com/now-is-a-good-time-for-landlords-to-carry-out-mid-tenancy-inspections/... Read More

Helen (up North)

10:18 AM, 4th February 2020
About A year ago

Failed EPC Due to assumed no insulation?

You could try using an inspection camera. Mine cost £40 from Aldi but you can get them from lots of DIY stores. They have a built camera and torch on the end of a semi flexi cable. It would easily pass through a hole between 12-15mm did, so could easily be filled afterward. They are very efficient and clear. Good luck.... Read More

Helen (up North)

8:51 AM, 3rd July 2017
About 4 years ago

Private road or adopted highway?

Reply to the comment left by "Duncan Horncastle" at "28/06/2017 - 12:32":

Thanks for your advice. I have contacted the council and was told the road is still private and does not have a section 38 in place. Regards... Read More

Helen (up North)

8:48 AM, 3rd July 2017
About 4 years ago

Private road or adopted highway?

Reply to the comment left by "Graham Bowcock" at "28/06/2017 - 12:59":

It is interesting to know about the mortgage situation. Many thanks... Read More

Helen (up North)

12:14 PM, 3rd February 2017
About 4 years ago

Chimney sweeping requested but tenant put gas fire in themselves?

Reply to the comment left by "Peter Harris" at "03/02/2017 - 10:10":

Thank you for your input this is very helpful and informative. Suggesting the tenant uses a member of a professional trade association recognised by HETAS is an excellent idea. I was pondering how I could politely ask for proof that it has been swept, asking to see the sweeping certificate is a great idea. I still have a couple of rental properties with gas fires in, so this really is very helpful.

Ooo Mark, any chance we could have a print button It would be so nice to be able to print properly formated articles off the site! :)... Read More