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Friday 2nd August 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 474

Mike

23:12 PM, 25th March 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Gas Safe - Advice and suspension of Safety inspections

Might be safe to shut down a boiler if the certificate runs out, just hand tenants some electric fan heaters and a kettle for hot water, a bucket and a jug after all we are at war with Corona, things cannot be normal, it's an emergency , when the fact is we landlords cannot evict tenants during this testing times. Indeed, that is how it is tough for all, and fair for all.... Read More

Mike

21:50 PM, 19th March 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Blogger says tenants with Coronavirus should get 3 months rent free!

Exactly JJ, all I will get if all 4 of my tenants in my HMO stay at home is guaranteed rent of £300 PCM, paid to one tenants as housing benefit, at least that would cover some way towards paying the bills, normal monthly outgoing is around £400, in bills and council tax and home insurance, as well as allocated £50 pcm for replacement of appliances breaking down plus other hidden costs. Fortunately I have no mortgage commitment. So long as I am not paying their heating bills and other bills they can live for free for a limited period, but bills they must pay. No let on that.... Read More

Mike

16:41 PM, 19th March 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Blogger says tenants with Coronavirus should get 3 months rent free!

I don't want to see my tenants drinking beers and other alcoholic beverages if they have no means to pay for essentials first, not going to give them any rent holiday if I see empty cans in the bins. If they can afford beers they can afford rent as well, its no time to party, its a war zone out there no and everyone's lively hood is on the edge. I will therefore be expecting my rent paid for sure. I still have to pay the bills, keep the heating on, and pay the Council tax for the HMO. I can't be more fairer than that. Yup if tenants have no means of earning their bread and roof over their head, yet they can afford to consume alcohol, it does not go well at all in my book of compassion.... Read More

Mike

14:43 PM, 19th March 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Covid19 and Gas safety Certificates?

The smart meter guy seemed fully trained, I think he is allowed to touch gas through his company, I was asked to witness all the tests he carried out on gas before and after the change to bear him a witness, I signed his paperwork, all was well, no issues with pipework, appliances, including checked for any leaks and ECV leakage, however for some reason he was not able to commission gas meter, which is still showing blank screen and said I will get someone in about a week to look at the communication error. Though the gas has been purged and all appliances running smoothly, boiler is back on course, so much for smart meters, I hope it will help me to see how much energy is being used up through an App on my mobile.... Read More

Mike

12:53 PM, 19th March 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Covid19 and Gas safety Certificates?

I t is obvious that we are facing major crises, and there is no way that we could meet all our obligation under the present circumstances, our lives too matter, not just tenants safety, if I cannot get hold of any gas safe engineer willing to risk his life for the sake of my tenants, then so be it, I spoke to a meter change guy today who phoned me to remind me he was coming today, first thing he asked me was if all was going ahead, I said yes I don't see any other reason, he asked me if anyone is in self isolation in my HMO, I said not as far as I know, because he said plain and clear, iof that is the case he will have to postpone the smart meter installation, I agreed.

By the way, I asked this meter change engineer of he would be the one changing both gas and the electric, he said yes, both, I asked him if he is gas safe , his reply was no, but he has been trained, so that means anyone who is competent can change a gas meter, and I thought what the hell, then if I am competent in dealing with gas, I don't need to worry about gas safe engineers.... Read More