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  • EPC deadline
    by Snakey
    What will happen if assured tenants are still paying a landlord rent for a house with an EPC rated as an F on 1 April 2020? As assured tenants can't be evicted using a Section 21 order and the landlord can't legally rent out a sub-standard house after 1 April is the landlord prevented from evicting...
    02-01-2020, 16:55 PM
  • Reply to EPC deadline
    by Snakey
    At £70 per week, it's £31 per week cheaper than the house next door which is at least a D on the EPC and is very nicely done out. Social housing is £78 to £84 per week but they all have central heating, gas boiler with instant hot water etc whereas we do not.

    The original LL inherited...
    16-02-2020, 08:00 AM
  • Stroma won't allow my EPC's to state the correct floor
    by Mrs Dingle
    Just had my EPC's done and they say the ground floors are solid with no insulation recommending floor insulation at a cost of £4,000 to £6,000.. They were built in 1990 with block and beam suspended floors with 25mm polystyrene on top then membrane then 18mm chipboard. So definately not solid. They...
    10-02-2020, 18:40 PM
  • Reply to Stroma won't allow my EPC's to state the correct floor
    by ATC
    You are right to be aggrieved. It is a very blunt tool and what is more different assessors mark harder than others. A big problem is that cost of energy is used as well as efficiency, hence electric and LPG is heavily marked down; oil heating is much filthier in terms of the environment but ironically...
    15-02-2020, 17:59 PM
  • Thoughts on a new boiler
    by jpkeates
    Property has a gas boiler and it's about 25 years old and starting to fail from time to time (and make some deeply insettling noises).

    Had it checked by a fitter I trust and he tells me it needs replacing. So fair enough, have to bite the bullet.

    Before he quotes for the replacement,...
    07-02-2020, 14:30 PM
  • Reply to Thoughts on a new boiler
    by dazwalsh
    Ideal logic+, its almost like this boiler was made for the rental market. If your not bothered by servicing and keeping the warranty alive then the ideal esprit eco2 is virtually the same boiler just with a 5yr warranty instead of 7/10.

    Great hot water flow and highly rated by installers....
    15-02-2020, 12:20 PM
  • Reply to EPC deadline
    by flyingfreehold
    This is quite a fascinating case and Ive ruminated at length on what to suggest. I think your best line to take is as seems to be the case that the tenancy as an assured tenancy which gives you security of tenure subject to paying the rent agreed or determined for the tenancy. There is a right to apply...
    15-02-2020, 12:03 PM
  • Reply to EPC deadline
    by Snakey
    That's an interesting question - how much is a house worth in rent when it's banned from being let at all on 1 April? How do I go about gathering evidence of what the rent should be? Bear in mind the rent has not gone up since 2010, there's no central heating, the DG is blown, the kitchen is well...the...
    15-02-2020, 08:43 AM
  • Reply to EPC deadline
    by jpkeates
    If you involve the local authority and they serve improvement notices, it sounds as though they'd be serious enough to close the door to section 21 (at least until 6 months after they were satisfied).
    And the landlord doesn't seem to know what they're doing, so there's also the issue of getting...
    14-02-2020, 13:24 PM
  • Reply to EPC deadline
    by Snakey
    Yeah it doesn't seem at all simple and we can't afford to lose a court case.



    Yes you are right on that point. I did recently take a photo of the fungus growing on the living room side of our front door lol (both doors are rotted) and the over 30 year old worktops that really...
    14-02-2020, 13:06 PM
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