Yvette Newbury

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 22nd July 2013

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 278

Yvette Newbury

10:52 AM, 6th December 2018
About 3 days ago

Student Council tax exemption - Proof required?

Kent County Council have a great system whereby you provide the student ID number and their name to the council tax section and they do the rest. I wish some of the London boroughs would adopt this system to avoid the confusion caused when I have to explain to our overseas student tenants that they are liable to pay the council tax, but the liability will be zero if they supply the council with an exemption letter from their University.... Read More

Yvette Newbury

15:31 PM, 30th November 2018
About A week ago

How is this in any way appropriate?

I cannot imagine any of our tenants wanting to pay anything like those prices, so pricey!... Read More

Yvette Newbury

8:35 AM, 22nd November 2018
About 3 weeks ago

Tenants moving out because of upstairs neighbours?

I will be honest and say, in my experience, this type of complaint is often an excuse to leave a tenancy earlier than the contract allows. However if you satisfy yourself that their noise complaint is justified you could do try asking advice from noise insulation experts to see if improvements can be made. Additionally continue to pursue the landlord upstairs - so what he lives overseas he must have UK agent that can deal with your complaint. I understand having a young child can make it difficult, but the flat must be of suitable construction to contain a certain amount of noise. I do agree that some people are very sensitive to noise from adjoining flats too, but don't take this lying down!... Read More

Yvette Newbury

14:20 PM, 20th November 2018
About 3 weeks ago

Fire door demand but not for everyone?

The reason I asked was that a rental property will often require higher standards of fire safety than other owner occupied residential properties around it but that is not the case here.

If your property is an ex-local authority owned property (or ex-housing association) and you are an owner occupier you can also find that you have to adhere to certain standards, whereas the neighbouring properties are exempt if they are still owned by the local authority/housing association.

After the Grenfell Towers tragedy it's about time this exemption ended!... Read More

Yvette Newbury

10:36 AM, 20th November 2018
About 3 weeks ago

Fire door demand but not for everyone?

Do you live in this flat or is it rented out?... Read More