Damon Haughey

Registered with Property118.com
Sunday 29th November 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 4

Damon Haughey

11:09 AM, 5th October 2016
About 4 years ago

Can a theoretical deposit be relabelled rent?

we can give you the details,the hearing was in Chichester,maybe better to send a PM i can give you the details The one big difference it seems is our tenant only claimed it as a deposit months later as at the time i put the rent up slightly and did not take deposits.... Read More

Damon Haughey

19:29 PM, 4th October 2016
About 4 years ago

Can a theoretical deposit be relabelled rent?

Hi we had a similar situation,where we had a tenant who also did not pay his rent so ended up in court after issuing a section 21. The tenant claimed the first rent payment to be a deposit that had not been protected by us, as we had classed it as rent as no other payment had been maid.
On the day of the hearing we took bank statements and a rent schedule in to court to prove that they were behind with the rent.The judge decided in our favour, as during the tenancy on no occasion had the payments made exceeded the monthly rent so in her view no deposit had been paid no penalties and possession order made in our favour
So maybe worth taking your chances in court it may not be as clear cut as they are making it out to be. Damon... Read More

Damon Haughey

11:10 AM, 23rd December 2015
About 4 years ago

New flat conversion - electric or gas?

John what storage rads do you use is it on and economy tariff... Read More

Damon Haughey

10:45 AM, 23rd December 2015
About 4 years ago

New flat conversion - electric or gas?

Hi we build a fair amount of flats and studios and have been doing away with gas and going all electric for some time and have been using tankless water heaters which are big enough to run a shower and the hot tap in the shower rooms In the kitchens we have used instant hot water taps with the heater unit built into the tap body,both made by Strom Electrical. The nice thing about this is you only need to plumb cold feeds so less plumbing. Heating electric oil filled radiators which tenants are happy with as they will stay warm for a while when switched off. We upgrade the house to a three phase supply and wire each studio or flat individually and use Westwood meters to split the electricity. We do though insulate the property to death with insulation under the floors ,walls external insulation and lofts and warm roofs. Managing ventilation is a must, with fan that run all the time, we have had success with enviro vents social housing units as the internal are all black so tenants cannot see them turning as they operate slowly all the time.Hope this helps Damon... Read More