Gunga Din

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 24th September 2015


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 171

Gunga Din

15:41 PM, 10th April 2021
About 3 days ago

Smart Meter Installation - thoughts please?

Valid points Geoff. However,

" This will map to lower power prices for the consumer."

did you forget the word "theoretically"?! Or "should" instead of "will"?!... Read More

Gunga Din

12:09 PM, 9th April 2021
About 4 days ago

Smart Meter Installation - thoughts please?

I am instinctively suspicious of these, but have come around for practical reasons. As of a few months ago the only way to get NSC accounts for my landlord's supplies (daily charge would be way higher than consumption) was with Utilita, and a condition was that I accepted smarts.

Its also useful for void periods where I don't want to pay around 40p a day in SC. I sometimes have voids of months at a time because I'm fussy.

Similarly my parents' flat benefits in the same way, since they live abroad and there's rarely anyone there.

When a tenant vacates I can ask Utilita for the readings on that day, so don't have to visit.

I still think the whole programme was/is disastrously implemented, and still don't understand how they can save money as claimed.... Read More

Gunga Din

11:57 AM, 9th April 2021
About 4 days ago

Periodic tenancy estate agents fees response?

If I understand Jeevesie's post to mean that the agent is asking a months rent + vat to let you out of the contract, that doesn't seem too onerous. I'm not sure what the "thousand pounds for doing nothing" is though.

As mentioned, it depends what you signed up to originally.

Down the road, for various reasons, a contractual periodic is better than a statutory.... Read More

Gunga Din

12:28 PM, 30th March 2021
About 2 weeks ago

Councils using 'Intelligence' to track down low EPC properties and fine £5,000

Swan you would have been ok up to April 1st 2018 but isn't it true that from 1 April 2020, all domestic lettings (including existing) must achieve an “E” rating or better?... Read More

Gunga Din

11:49 AM, 30th March 2021
About 2 weeks ago

EICRs - communal areas?

That would have saved the cost of an extra dedicated supply. One of mine uses such a tactic, I put it through its own meter, and pay the tenant for the usage.... Read More