steve p

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steve p

12:58 PM, 19th March 2021
About 4 weeks ago

Shelter - Private renters are twice as likely to feel depressed

This should be no surprise.

With the attacks on landlords by the government and Shelter it is less viable with lots of landlords selling up. Existing tenants are having to find new properties often at much higher rent because of the demand with dwindling supply.. That must be pretty depressing.

If the government and Shelter had not made Landlords public enemy number one then more people might have been tempted to become a landlord and less would leave, this would mean less people losing their home. You cant vilify landlords in one breath and then when landlords quit which seems to be your aim in the next breath victimise tenants worrying about losing their home due to said landlords quiting.... Read More

steve p

15:56 PM, 22nd February 2021
About 2 months ago

EICR work required but I have a section 21 problem tenant?

Reply to the comment left by Bob S at 22/02/2021 - 10:24
Indemnity insurance as well as liability insurance as you are giving professional advice so you need indemnity insurance to cover if that advice is wrong.... Read More

steve p

15:54 PM, 22nd February 2021
About 2 months ago

EICR work required but I have a section 21 problem tenant?

Reply to the comment left by michaelwgroves at 22/02/2021 - 10:05
Sorry but there is no requirement to be part of a competent persons scheme to carry out an EICR, also not all electricians or domestic installers are covered by their competent persons scheme to carry out EICR's... Read More

steve p

15:48 PM, 18th February 2021
About 2 months ago

EICR work required but I have a section 21 problem tenant?

Reply to the comment left by Seething Landlord at 18/02/2021 - 14:34
I honestly would really doubt many if any electricians would ever put not enough sockets as a C2. I totally understand where you are coming from but I think you are worrying about something that is not an issue, if I saw unsafe extension leads etc I would probably mark not enough sockets as C3 and tell tenant not to run extension leads there..

I personally think its wrong that two identical properties you would C3 an empty property but potentially C2 an over occupied property. But this is where the "woolyness" can more often than not work in your favour as if you said well it could potentially be a C2 so every property without adequate sockets (And define exactly what is adequate) should be a C2 then that would be black and white but would be nuts as you might say every bedroom must have 2 double sockets, a tiny box room used only for storage with 3 single sockets would be a C2, that would be crazy... Thats why it is so grey.... Read More

steve p

15:36 PM, 18th February 2021
About 2 months ago

EICR work required but I have a section 21 problem tenant?

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 18/02/2021 - 03:07
Ok I can clear this up..

It is recommended and always has for i dont know how long within the electrical industry that rental properties have an EICR at least every 5yrs and at the change of tenancy... This is recommendations as a guidance and form no legal basis which is why we never had to comply before.

The EICR at least every 5yrs was written into the new electrical safety PRS regulations brought into force in 2020, this means checks at least every 5yrs are now a legal requirement... The recommendations from the electrical industry remain the same..

I would say at the change of tenancy do a visual inspection, look for any damage etc, if you see some alterations or damage then yeah it probably is a good idea to get a new EICR done. If the last EICR was done 3-4yrs+ ago then given its a lot easier to do them when the property is empty, it might be wise to do an EICR but that's just my recommendation.... Read More