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    CESP Insulation upgrade (!)

    I'm in receipt of a letter from a local Housing association stating (!!) that they have "secured CESP funding for insulation upgrades within the area I have houses..." and that "private owners can access this funding... at no cost to themselves".. (NB Scotland btw..). Seems to be sticking insulation panels on the outside of terrace buildings, then re-rendering over the top. This particular LHA does seem to do reasonable building works judging from what the neighbours tell me & mine own eyes see-eth..

    Sounds too good to be true, but I'm off (1,000mile+ round trip) next week to an open day to find out more...

    Anyone know if this is for real??

    See...
    http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cm...cesp/cesp.aspx
    &
    http://www.ofgem.gov.uk/Sustainabili...ages/cesp.aspx

    Property(s) are in an area of deprivation - I checked the table...oddly I've always got surprisingly (to me..) good rental rates &, with careful referencing, (usually..) good tenants.

    If true I would like to thank all tax-paying viewers for kindly giving me this hoped-for bung...
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

    #2
    Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
    but I'm off (1,000mile+ round trip) next week to an open day to find out more...
    I hope that's an organic, carbon-neutral, fairtrade, responsibly sourced round trip.
    There is always scope for misinterpretation.

    If my posts can be interpreted in two ways, one that makes you feel angry and one that doesn't, I meant the latter.

    Everyday is an opportunity to learn something new.

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      #3
      If it's run by a similar outfit to warmfront, expect insulation to be
      the cheapest, the thinest, and and the rendering to fall off, which
      the tenants / landlords / owners will have to fix.

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        #4
        Originally posted by ram View Post
        If it's run by a similar outfit to warmfront, expect insulation to be
        the cheapest, the thinest, and and the rendering to fall off, which
        the tenants / landlords / owners will have to fix.
        £100 company less than 2 years old already mortgaging it's invoices. Not convinced yet....
        I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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          #5
          Originally posted by ram View Post
          If it's run by a similar outfit to warmfront, expect insulation to be
          the cheapest, the thinest, and and the rendering to fall off, which
          the tenants / landlords / owners will have to fix.
          You can always rely on ram for cheerful positivity.
          'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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            #6
            Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
            You can always rely on ram for cheerful positivity.
            Praise indeed, am honoured.

            But the phrase "already mortgaging it's invoices" tells me all I need
            to know.
            I have seen too many complaints about firms doing grant work, even
            the government have stopped grants to stop one firm stealing the
            money.

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              #7
              Small pic from tenant: Previously the houses were pebble-dashed/rough-cast with grey-streaky mouldy 'orrible stuff & on one house the rough-cast was coming off. Now a lot better, indeed the whole estate looks spruced up.




              Small update: After MONTHS & bleedin' MONTHS of delays & no communication from builders I now have 2 of my 3 houses pretty much finished... Occupants (my tenants and others I've spoken to..) see to have noticed significant difference in warmth (we are talking Scottish Highlands winters..) and the appearance of the properties has been markedly improved...

              Many thanks to all taxpayers for funding this..


              Cheers!
              I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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                #8
                It looks nice Artful.

                Will it require painting from time to time now?

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                  #9
                  Presumably, although (alledgedly..) it's got anti-fungal in it to stop green/grey growths... We will see,..

                  The good news is that some 200+ properties, mainly housing assoc & council, have/are being done so if there are "issues" hopefully the heavier boots of the HA & council will get things sorted..

                  Next step, work out if I can get one house double-glazed replacing tatty wooden single-glazed under ECO..

                  Think I'll need someone on very low income for that...

                  Nice: Well, much improved: That and the views of mountains (Munros) and sea-lochs...
                  I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
                    the views of mountains (Munros) and sea-lochs...
                    envious.. :-)

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