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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 122


11:07 AM, 20th September 2021, About 4 weeks ago

Cautionary tale to include fire cover clause in AST!

Dear Carole,
I suggest you ascertain the loss adjustors reasoning for thier conclusion. Why does she think the lack of a clause in your AST prohibits cover and also to what extent is the cover being denied?
I insure with the NFU, expensive cover but well worth it when a crisis, being told at 3.15am that there are flames engulfing the front of your property is almightily frightening and the last thing you want is a fight with the insurance when you are in such a situation.
Look, does your policy provide for loss of income if the property is uninhabitable? If it does you are covered far better than having tenants paying you rent etc, mine tried to sue me for their losses, to no avail !... Read More


14:04 PM, 29th August 2021, About 2 months ago

View on flooring clauses in a tenancy?

Change of carpets are a headache. The deposit protection schemes seem to be of the opinion that they are only for the life of the tenancy or a short duration. Safey first is the important consideration. But when combined with the deposit schemes aproach, the only profitable approach is to provide low quality items and dispose of them, but of course that might not attract the right sort of tenants. Laminate flooring in the right situation properly insulated might be the answer or varrnised traditional floor boards.... Read More


11:04 AM, 31st July 2021, About 3 months ago

Tenant, Neighbour, Agents and the fence?

Old pallets make a substantial fence! They are not too tall so it improves the view too!

Alternatively get the legals involved: resolve ownership and responsibility and the requirements of the Party Wall Act, very expensive. Pallets are a lot cheaper, and will bring your neighbour to the negotiating table swiftly or he can errect his own fence on his side of the bounday.... Read More


12:18 PM, 26th July 2021, About 3 months ago

300% Council tax premium on empty property?


Now I know what might be coming my way.
Suggest you might contact Valuation Office or find out what makes a property uninhabitable for valuation purposes and is therefore Council Tax exempt. It can be back dated.... Read More


22:45 PM, 19th July 2021, About 3 months ago

What’s the best form of electric heating for rental flat?

I appreciate the limitations of the EPC system but it is what we are stuck with. That is why knowing your assessor and building a good working relationship that will help you design an improved and recognised system.... Read More