steve p

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steve p

23:38 PM, 2nd April 2020
About 2 days ago

Gas Safety Certificate post emergency measures?

My understanding from Gas safe is that there is no change. Gas safety certificates are still mandatory and from experience British Gas are still doing gas safety checks.

The issue comes if a tenant does not want anyone coming into the property, in those circumstances you need to show evidence that a gas safe engineer has tried multiple times (recommended 3) to visit and you have sent a letter (preferably get a reply from tenant confirming they will not allow any visits).

That's where it gets difficult with British Gas as they will in my experience refuse to send and engineer if they will not gain access as they are struggling with resources, this puts the landlord in a difficult position so unfortunately you have to lie and book the appointments anyway. Its best to work with the tenant in these situations.... Read More

steve p

1:38 AM, 2nd April 2020
About 3 days ago

Shelter again with latest TV advert!

Reply to the comment left by Marie at 01/04/2020 - 18:31
Im sorry I dont know about cab but I know for a fact council offices are open and council housing officers are working from home and so have more time to answer calls and emails.. I have called my council 3 times for advice in last couple of weeks and got straight through to someone.

The issue people have with this advert is Shelter have muddied the ast and lodger which is different laws and different rights.

Just look at this youtube shelter advert.. Basically at the start they are saying the landlord is a child abuser. I know they are trying to dramatise it to get money but its an appauling advert.. Read More

steve p

9:31 AM, 30th March 2020
About 5 days ago

Shelter again with latest TV advert!

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 30/03/2020 - 09:21
I thought that clearly a lodger..

I could imagine a senario of an old lady with a pre-existing condition, in a high risk category, renting out a room to a doctor. Given that scenario however bad it might be to give them notice, you could understand why.

Typical shelter not telling the entire truth as always.... Read More

steve p

23:09 PM, 17th March 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Are Shelter Abusing Their Financial Muscle? AGAIN!!!

There a sneaky lot as they will claim they are just quoting a landlord so its not them thats said it..

My understanding is its never been won howere some have received out of court settlements, normally this is where the cost to defend the case is higher than the claim.... Read More

steve p

9:41 AM, 10th March 2020
About 4 weeks ago

Open A Business Bank Account In Minutes

I have just moved my business account to starling which is free after hsbc wanted to charge me £6.50 a month and unlike tide is covered by the financial compensation scheme. I looked at both Tide and Starling. Would highly recommend Starling.... Read More