Chris Byways

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 449

Chris Byways

12:18 PM, 11th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Shelter’s newest attack on letting agents is appalling and childish

So what they doing to fix it - other than drive more decent folk trying to provide good accommodation out of the market? LESS CHOICE! HIGHER RENTS!... Read More

Chris Byways

12:09 PM, 11th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Government says it will 'end injustice' with new deal Renters Reform Bill

Reply to the comment left by Anne Nixon at 11/05/2022 - 09:05
Me too! Could ask DLUH&C.
A concise list of landlord’s reasonable concerns with abolition of s21 on p118 might help?... Read More

Chris Byways

11:11 AM, 16th April 2022, About a month ago

EPC and Economy 7 Immersion Heaters?

The EPC farce is such that imv we must wait for it to be re-jigged before spending vast sums on counterproductive box ticking.
I want in line heaters in my home for one thing to save the oodles of hot water that leaves the tank before it gets to where it's required. Usually washing hands in cold water but wasting the hot water to cool in the pipes.

The main drawback is the 30+ amps required is a difficult retrospective fit, a hefty and long cable run, and 6 points of hot water usage. Immersion is a PV dump in summer, gas in winter.... Read More

Chris Byways

5:13 AM, 2nd March 2022, About 3 months ago

EPC Commercial Confusion?

The question of need for an EPC on a listed building still seems ambiguous.
“Business Premises – Government Guidance“Exemptions you don’t need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) if you can demonstrate that the building is any of these:
o - listed or officially protected and the minimum energy performance requirements would unacceptably alter it ........”
I’ve had a quote for £1k for an expiring C L/B.
I don’t need it, nor will I act on it, nor does the tenant. Why waste a grand? The EPC will have expired before lease ends.... Read More

Chris Byways

11:07 AM, 26th February 2022, About 3 months ago - feasibility?

Many problems would be overcome if the questions was simply: “Would you rent to this person again?”
Not defamatory. No one will bother to enter details unless there was a reason to.
Kept confidential perhaps to those that subscribe??? (Or 118/NRLA Members)
Leave a contact email to ask the originator for a fuller Reference in the conventional way.
Just my 2 pennyworth.
Trustpilot manages to allow considerably ‘candid’ views to be posted,... Read More