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Shower Curtains vs Over Bath Screens Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property Maintenance, Property News

This article which looks at “Shower Curtains vs Over Bath Screens” is the fourth in a series of articles by bathroom water damage prevention specialist Steve Dalloway.

In my experience of over 20 years as a landlord, screens leak and don’t keep the water in the bath. That’s a fact ! They look nice but they don’t do their job properly. Continue reading Shower Curtains vs Over Bath Screens


Sealants that don’t go black and mouldy Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property Maintenance, Property News

This article which looks at “Sealants that don’t go black and mouldy” is the third in a series of articles by bathroom water damage prevention specialist Steve Dalloway.

I know its wrong, but I love standing in the sealant isle in the leading Orange shed and watch people try to decide what to buy. They have no chance in getting it right sadly and it’s not their fault at all. It’s all about knowledge and experience of the products available. Continue reading Sealants that don’t go black and mouldy


Preventing Water Damage In Rental Properties Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property Maintenance, Property News

Steve Dalloway Preventing Water Damage In Rental PropertiesHi, I’m Steve Dalloway and I’ve been asked to write a series of short articles for Property118 focussing on preventing water damage in rental properties.

As a Landlord and a member of the NLA (National Landlords Association) myself, sometimes it’s very frustrating to see the state that some people leave bathrooms in when they depart from your property. This is the first in a series of six articles so please watch this space for more hints and tips being released every week day for the next week or so.

Continue reading Preventing Water Damage In Rental Properties


Mould (mold?) and Condensation Problems Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property Maintenance, Property News

mold and condensation problemsLike most landlords I have tenants who don’t open windows, dry their washing on radiators and cause mold and condensation problems. I give them a leaflet on how to prevent mould and condensation when they first move in and we also discuss the subject on move in day. Nevertheless, I, like most landlords, continue to get calls about mould and condensation problems, at least I did! I recently recorded a testimonial video below for a company which helped me to solve the problem once and for all. Just in case you are wondering, I recorded the video for free as I was so impressed with the results. Continue reading Mould (mold?) and Condensation Problems


Estate agent secretly tried to let home he should have sold Buy to Let News, Cautionary Tales, Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property News

An estate agent tried to make some money on the side by renting an empty home he was trying to sell.

Your Move sales consultant Daniel Morriss, 25, advertised the two-bed house to let online as a furnished let for £500 per month without telling the owner. Continue reading Estate agent secretly tried to let home he should have sold


Quick walk-up DIY wins that will help you sell your property Latest Articles, Property Sales & Sourcing

More landlords are expanding than reducing their portfolios in the current climate, but selling needs just as much care. And selling your home in today’s financial climate is no small feat. With so much competition even the smallest detail can mean the difference between months of waiting and getting on with your move. Often the updates required to tip the scales are relatively small in the great scheme of DIY, which is why Yale front doors UK have outlined their top 5 tips to ensuring you get as quick a sale as possible. Continue reading Quick walk-up DIY wins that will help you sell your property


Landlord and his Lover Conned £20,000 in Benefits Buy to Let News, Cautionary Tales, Latest Articles

A landlord moved his tenant lover in to his home while she carried on fraudulently claiming benefits for his buy to let.

The pair conned the local council out of £20,000 in housing benefits, council tax and income support.

Mandy Huskisson, 44, pleaded guilty to four fraud offences at Runcorn Magistrates Court. She was given a six-month community order and ordered to repay £19,661 in overpaid benefit. Continue reading Landlord and his Lover Conned £20,000 in Benefits


Landlords Should Beware of the Costs of Condensation Latest Articles, Lettings & Management, Property Maintenance


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Landlords have been told to ensure their tenants know how to deal with and prevent mould from condensation by The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks.

With the cold meaning bathrooms windows will be firmly shut, condensation could be creating costly-to-fix damp. The AIIC have created a check list for landlords to give to tenants: Continue reading Landlords Should Beware of the Costs of Condensation


Damp – a tenants guide to preventing and treating it Cautionary Tales, Guest Articles, Guest Columns, HMO's & Student Lets, Property Maintenance

Green, orange, black…… The wonderful colours of mould that you may spot in your house!

Damp can be a major problem in student houses. It can cause mould on the walls and furniture, and make timber window frames rot. It encourages mites and can increase the risk of respiratory illness and quite frankly, it is yuk! Continue reading Damp – a tenants guide to preventing and treating it


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