Gunga Din

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 24th September 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 80

Gunga Din

10:27 AM, 13th July 2019
About 2 weeks ago

When a tenant dies his Utility Bills die with him?

I'm in dispute with Hartlepool at the moment. A tenant moved out two weeks before the agreed date and told H'pool sh'e moved out. H'pool of course are chasing me for the Tax as of that date. I put it to them that they are holding me liable for the C Tax on a flat when a) the previous tenancy was still extant, b) it still contained some of the tenants stuff, c) I could not legally enter and d) the tenant hadn't returned the keys. I await a reply........ Read More

Gunga Din

11:45 AM, 11th July 2019
About 2 weeks ago

EPC inaccuracies could leave properties let illegally

And when assessors start being persecuted/prosecuted, they will assess even more critically so as to cover their behinds.... Read More

Gunga Din

10:10 AM, 11th July 2019
About 2 weeks ago

EPC inaccuracies could leave properties let illegally

Are landlords presented with an E rated certificate expected to assume its an F and act accordingly? How strange that a LL's subjective suspicion is expected to override that of a trained and qualified EPC assessor. Surely the liability is with the latter.

I have a Victorian terrace with three flats, each with its own EPC. One day I noticed another entry on the register, for the whole building. It was a masterpiece of fiction and I suspect it was based on a glance at google earth streetview because clearly no survey had taken place. It coincided with a remortgage application so I suspect the bank commissioned it, and of course the name, company or phone number of the "assessor" were all dead ends. The bank denied responsibility and it took much effort to get the fictional report removed from the register.
I suspect that report justified the bank's under-valuation and consequent higher interest rate.... Read More

Gunga Din

9:58 AM, 11th July 2019
About 2 weeks ago

When a tenant dies his Utility Bills die with him?

Interesting. We've all had cases of tenants who leave with utility debt. We just tell the supplier the date and meter reading, accepting responsibility from that date/reading.
Why should it be any different with a death?... Read More

Gunga Din

12:46 PM, 8th July 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Croydon Landlord Forum Notes

0.8% ASBO reduction. Isn't this usually one of the prime justifications behind licensing scheme introductions?... Read More