Gunga Din

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Thursday 24th September 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 85

Gunga Din

9:43 AM, 29th August 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Salford council launch social letting agency

Interesting. My flats are in a northern town with low demand from working tenants, but great demand from benefits recipients, which don't meet my criteria.

I've often wondered how interested the local authority might be in leasing the whole building (three storey Victorian terrace with three self contained flats) from me and taking on all the costs and responsibilities whilst paying me a monthly amount.

Is there any precedence for this sort of arrangement?... Read More

Gunga Din

11:22 AM, 19th August 2019
About a month ago

£200 outstanding bill on prepayment/key meters?

Kathy, your agent sounds to be, shall we say, “inexperienced”!

I agree with MM, the debt follows the tenant. I tell the utility supplier the readings when I take responsibility, with the statement that I accept liability from then. Tell them, don’t ask them. The LL is an easy target.

As regards how can a debt be run up on a card meter - I’ve had this too but not to that extent. The explanation is usually predicted usage based on past consumption, and standing charge.

Ebico and Utilita do tariffs with no standing charge, should that be of interest. It is for me since I sometimes get voids months long (I’m fussy). The suppliers which don’t offer no SC will tell you they don’t exist any more, of course. Ebico in particular is spectacularly easy to apply to, online, their customer service line answers in no time, and they’re not abroad. Utilita will likely insist you get a smart meter for the privilege of no SC, but you can defer the installation indefinitely, I’ve found (since I live remote from the properties),... Read More

Gunga Din

18:53 PM, 13th August 2019
About a month ago

Gunga Din

23:01 PM, 6th August 2019
About a month ago

Hidden How to Rent update - "MHCLG, do not do this again"

I'm sure thats what most of us thought. However by coincidence I've been told just today that Hartlepool B. C. will stump up deposits. My agent has processed a few.... Read More

Gunga Din

11:16 AM, 6th August 2019
About a month ago

Hidden How to Rent update - "MHCLG, do not do this again"

Yes it is underhand, unhelpful and a cynic would perhaps infer that its another deliberate trap, and I've been caught out myself. Surely the safe solution is not to download HTR or print it off until the day of the tenancy commencement.... Read More