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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 67


16:41 PM, 4th January 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Court delays are causing misery for landlords

Dear Paul,
Do I remenber correctly that someone from government/civil service visited your offices to see the awful problems landlords face with their administration of the justice system?
Was there a formal response to their observations?
Has this been taken further by whoever is the present Housing Minister?
Are they at all bothered.... Read More


14:48 PM, 24th December 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Lodger claiming that I am harassing?

35 years ago our family nearly helped X with their lodger Z. Unfortunately, Z had an unknown history which all became clear at Z's murder trial of X. Sadly Z had completely hid their previous murder conviction. I would implore you to take a safety first route.... Read More


8:25 AM, 22nd December 2019
About 4 weeks ago

Ex-Council Leasehold top floor flat condensation issues?

I am glad you think you have the result you want. Just a warning though. Lofts have to have a balance of insulation v ventilation. It is achieving both those things that will make the void dry, subject of course to the roof being water tight.... Read More


9:23 AM, 21st December 2019
About 4 weeks ago

Ex-Council Leasehold top floor flat condensation issues?

A silly question but how wet is the plaster board in the loft side and similarly how wet is the insulation above it i.e. on the exposed side of the insulation?

The answer might indicate where the moisture is coming form the roof or the bathrrom.

I did note you saying you could see the tiles/slates from the roof void. In older properties there is sometimes no 'felt' type barrier under the tiles/slates. If so it could be simply water penetration through the roof. You really do need an independent RICS survey if that is the case.... Read More


13:21 PM, 20th December 2019
About 4 weeks ago

Lifetime deposits, abolition of S21 and new possession rights for landlords

I wonder how the abolition could impact on HMOs where there are shared facilities. Considering the interactions of tenants in those HMOs would it not be wise to exclude the prohibition of s21 in shared facility accommodation?... Read More