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AlexR
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Last Activity: 20-02-2019, 10:16 AM
Joined: 15-10-2016
Location: West Midlands
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  • This is a subject that is mentioned at our local NLA meetings. If needed, you can do your own assessment and complete a report yourself to document what you have done.

    It's worth soaking shower heads in diluted bleach, running all taps if house is empty and making sure water temperature...
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  • I have a corner terraced house with 3 outside walls. The house was damp with mould on some walls and tenants were complaining of the cold. It was rated as an F. I decided to upgrade the house

    I undertook a comprehensive insulation upgrade and refit which included insulated plasterboard...
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  • AlexR
    replied to Lock thermostat?
    I had this problem with some tenants and the best remedy is to get them to pay for the fuel so they can use whatever they like when they like. There are companies who will pay utility bills for tenants and they can each pay their share to the company ( eg Glide ) .

    Assuming you cannot do...
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  • AlexR
    replied to Bitchy / bad tenants
    I used to be a HMO landlord . If we had a house where the tenants were displaying the attitudes you outline the only fully successful way to fix the problem is to clear the house of all tenants and start again.

    This is a business and should be seen as such. Unfortunately tenants ( and people...
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  • I would look on the council's website and download an application form and complete it, attach the fee and send it in. It will depend on your council but my local Council have a backlog of about a year. Most councils prefer to encourage landlords to do the right thing and you seem to want to do that....
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  • Damp in a victorian terraced house is a big issue to take on. It took me several months of analysis without a tenant in the house to fix the problem and a good wedge of cash. Most problems will be sorted by fixing the roof, chimney flashings and gutters. You will also need heat and ventilation ( another...
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  • Are your radiators hotter at the top than the bottom after the system has been on for a couple of hours?. It may be that you have sludge build up in the system and a powerflush is needed. This is a ┬ú500 job to be done by an expert with a special machine....
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  • I agree. I used to own several terraced houses and the only way to make them feel 'modern day' comfortable is to replace the internal plaster walls with insulated plaster board and insulate under floor and roof as well. If you have an attic room built into the roof in its original victorian state then...
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