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  • Low EPC
    by CLS27
    I’ve recently had an EPC done on a 1 bed flat that only has electric panel heaters. The flat was given and F23 with several recommendations, being external/internal insulation and high heat retention storage heaters with a dual immersion cylinder. Obviously I am so far off an E that just changing...
    05-08-2020, 06:15 AM
  • Reply to Low EPC
    by JK0
    I would keep the existing panel heaters and buy some ordinary 2nd hand storage heaters from ebay. These can be wired to spur box timeswitches if you don't have Economy 7 wiring. Only bother with lounge, hall & maybe bathroom if there's room in there. You don't need to put a storage heater in the...
    05-08-2020, 18:58 PM
  • Reply to Low EPC
    by landlord-man
    If you have a loft hatch, stick an extra 300mm insulation all around it - most assessors are too lazy to bring step ladders or climb up there so will do a basic visual check. My last one stood on a stool and held his camera by his fingertips to get an idea of the thickness.
    05-08-2020, 15:12 PM
  • Reply to Low EPC
    by ash72
    You would need to replace all three, as the assessor may spot one and make an assumption that they are all the same. I would discuss with assessor how many additional points it would add, just before you make the investment.

    Also the governments green scheme is due to be launched soon,...
    05-08-2020, 14:19 PM
  • Mould in Kitchen
    by stockport1965
    Tenant has advised that there is mould behind the kitchen units on the wall. There is also a stained area of ceiling from a leak that was put right back in March.
    The house is 1910 terrace. It is the exterior wall of kitchen that wall units are on.
    Agent has had someone take a look and have...
    29-07-2020, 17:21 PM
  • Reply to Mould in Kitchen
    by jpucng62
    If it is caused by condensation - probable on an outside wall - you could try painting the wall with bathroom paint (anti mould). I have found this effective where condensation is causing mould behind wardrobes on outside walls. You would need to clean off the mould & treat the stain with a stain...
    02-08-2020, 22:00 PM
  • Septic tank electricity.
    by Slackjawedyokel
    Hi, I’m a farmer (in England) with two cottages that are currently rented out. We have spring water ( which I’m responsible for) and septic tanks for sewerage. I’ve never made any charges for water or sewerage ( despite spending ~40K on improving the water supply over the past few years).
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    29-07-2020, 08:05 AM
  • Reply to Septic tank electricity.
    by royw
    I doubt any official will want to take a close look either. Is there any reason they would want to investigate? Neighbour's is 60 years old and still as good as when it was built.
    01-08-2020, 18:39 PM
  • Reply to Septic tank electricity.
    by Slackjawedyokel
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    ​​​​​​I don’t really fancy replacing it either, but I really wouldn’t want anyone official taking too hard a look at the existing septic tank. On the other hand, I’m confident that it isn’t causing pollution so probably all that any official could do is require its...
    01-08-2020, 16:09 PM
  • Reply to Septic tank electricity.
    by Slackjawedyokel
    flyingfreehold septic tank in the back garden? Soakaway underneath the back garden?🙂...
    01-08-2020, 16:05 PM
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