Alan Wong

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 14th November 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 71

Alan Wong

13:33 PM, 15th April 2021, About 2 months ago

EICR has thrown a complete spanner in the works?

Reply to the comment left by DSR at 15/04/2021 - 13:28
Photos are like asking a rogue roofer to provide photos. When he wants to milk it, he can easily crack roof ticks, break lead work that costs thousands to replace while he is up there at free will to do whatever damage needed and take handsome pictures to show you to get the business. I have had so many cases when leaks gone several times worse 'after' roofer's been up inspecting & providing their quotes with 'sympathy'. In electric terms, just as easy to loosen up a cable to cause a earth, live or neutral break, then it is 3 hours of investigation work to find out where is the break or 'rewire' the whole house as one example...... Read More

Alan Wong

12:22 PM, 15th April 2021, About 2 months ago

EICR has thrown a complete spanner in the works?

Julie, a blank cheque book through manipulation by electricians is exactly my experience in some cases. Eicr puts the landlord in 100% vulnerable position to be milked in multiple ways. I have had examples different electricians says completely different things about a same property eg one gives lists of work costing thousands and another saying it is all clear. Almost like a lottery to them...

Theres a lot of issues with the whole Eicr situation including how accurate are the testing kits the electrician use, how much they follow protocol eg their ring or necklace they wear during test alone can alter inaccurate test results. The tenant inside a big house with their kids can also affect inaccurate result eg if one child decides to plug in something during testing of the consumer unit etc, and the big one how honest the electrician is. As s/he can literally manipulate a lot of things to make things. And most of us are not technically clued up to intercept lies....... Read More

Alan Wong

9:37 AM, 14th April 2021, About 2 months ago

Unsatisfactory EICR is an absolute shower?

I had similar situation only difference is the electrician discussed with me before finalising the Eicr and replaced the 40a to a 32a and issued a Satisfactory Eicr. What I do find is a lot of electrician do milk it in multiple other ways too many to list in here. It is almost a blank cheque when they enter a property. Also the level of inconsistencies if you get 3 different electricians in the same property they will all come up with different things.... Read More

Alan Wong

12:07 PM, 10th March 2021, About 3 months ago

New strategy for Scotland’s rented sector

The PRS is already heavily legislated and protection of tenants is already excessive in many levels removing almost all rights from the landlord. So it really is concerning with their rhetoric of further rights for tenants and only tenants will be part of this new plan/consultation. Why are landlords not part of the consultation to create a balance outcome?

In relation to the standard of housing, there is very little a landlord can do when a property in good standard was let to a tenant who subsequently trash it to a unacceptable standard. How is that going to be addressed or is it not going to be addressed but instead continue the current rhetoric of blaming the landlord? Until there is a 'balance' approach to tackle issues with tenants 'as well', certain tenancies will continue to have issues with the perceived acceptable 'standards' no matter how many more unfair & imbalance plans and bills are introduced. It is missing the point in some cases.... Read More

Alan Wong

11:53 AM, 25th February 2021, About 4 months ago

Can I report this to the police for fraud as UC might not do anything?

Absolute disgrace of the Dwp UC office staff. It is clear maladministration & practice. A tenant not paying his rent for more than 2 months grant the direct payment to the landlord although even that is unfair to allow them to pocket 2 months of the UC housing cost to start with. In my opinion the tenant took 10 months of UC housing cost and not paid it, kept it for himself for other use claiming it is for housing cost is fraud. And both the UC office & police should recognise it as such and hold those tenant's accountable for criminal charges. This will be another thing I will try to add to the list of maladministration from the UC office to ask for addressing...... Read More