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    Not a question, but:

    I renently had a property where the tenant was complaining of the cold, so I was obliged to replace the windows and look at other insulation. The windows cost me what I would expect, however, I got a survey done and had the cavities filled and about 12cm of loft insulation put in. Sweating at the potential bill, I was only too please to find it would only cost me ..... wait for it ..... £200! There is a government grant you can use, so if you have a similar problem, or even if your house needs cavity filling, goto



    Thanks Darren - it so happens that I have within the last half hour needed this information.

    Any information given in this post is based on my personal experience as a landlord, what I have learned from this and other boards and elsewhere. It is not to be relied on. Definitive advice is only available from a Solicitor or other appropriately qualified person.


      There is no obligation to replace windows that are sound, or to instal cavity insulation. If the property is cold then I'm afraid the tenant must turn up the heating or put on another jumper.
      The advice I give should not be construed as a definitive answer, and is without prejudice or liability. You are advised to consult a specialist solicitor or other person of equal legal standing.


        Really! I thought it was the LL responsibility to ensure that the property was safe, cold leads to damp and damp leads to being ill. Largely accademic here because its in my interests to ensure the Property is nice to live in. it would be interesting to ascertain the lawfull position though.


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