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    Sailing dinghies, the more skill required the better. Ambition realised to sail yachts. Guinness still appreciates my attention, but only to excess..

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  1. The only way I see to be legally anonymous is for your own Ltd company to let. This can be registered at such as an accountants or solicitors. 'We' can use any name we desire as long as it isn't for fraudulent purposes. Grant Shapps has used Green historically, and he is a very suspect character, so why not. Using 'another' as a point of contact keeps you remote. But any AST needs a LL address for service. Out of hours contact for emergencies would need some consideration also, there are agents that can accommodate this. The costs would be my concern. Being sarcastic you might consider citing the Gov't as LL, as we don't run our own properties any more. 'We' are merely agents ourselves.
  2. Cooker, carpets (well floor coverings), and window blinds. The last time I let the previous had left a hoover and a wardrobe. I offered them as a gift to the new T, he was happy. "Don't want them back". In Wales such needs to be removed by a registered disposal contractor, and records kept for 2 years. I circum navigated that as well.
  3. Were there any comments on the cert?
  4. 'If' I read this right, they are scared of the possibility of contracting the virus during inspection, but more for their non tenant parents. But bringing their parents from overseas wasn't a concern. I wonder how effectively shielding the parents during the journey was going to be achieved. Whichever type of port requires human interaction. If they drove there is possibility of better shielding, but still limited. Were there no toilet breaks? Did they not consider the possibility of spreading it rather than contracting it? Low intelligence people tend to only see from their limited point of view. Tell 'em to p off, they had tenancy responsibilities before the parents arrived, they should have factored that in.
  5. I don't see how a T signed disclaimer would be valid. The responsibility for a gas inspection is set in legislation, saying "I don't want one" doesn't fit. I had the same issue with a T that refused entry for the inspection. I responded with no sympathy (poor T's anyway). I pointed out the the engineer has no reason to go upstairs, so they have choice to go there during the visit. No inspection and I would require the property back, they then complied. But I'm not sure how we repossess these days. As a minimum I would want evidence of my efforts to arrange and for the T's to refuse should there be any repercussions.
  6. Not sure about the insurance, although I'm not sure telling them anything would have advantage. I little heads up though, Some yeas ago an ex con sued his LL when released from prison after a lengthy period. The property hadn't been surrendered and the LL hadn't served notice believing it to not be the main residence. The git won, and no doubt benefitted from legal aid.
  7. Bit of an update. Rent Smart Wales referred me to the local authority as they don't control, EPC on compliance. Denbighshire responded the day following with a "I asked my manager" response. they will not enforce while Wales is in Level 4. The fine in England is £200. I haven't been overly stressed about this tbh as I'm experiencing more T's wishing to be effectively left alone. I'll consider again in the New Year (maybe even the one that starts tomorrow. Happy New Year to all. For those that didn't get as they wished for Xmas, have a care. Santa said the journey wasn't essential (I told the Grand kids he had covid).
  8. I wish you a crappy Christmass, I wish you a crappy Christmas, and a sh---y new year. But seriously, I hope everyone gets everything I deserve this year, and a tasty bird in Christmas stockings.
  9. Yes I have had one or two different experiences. I'm not so sure you reminding me of those is entering into the festive spirit tbh.
  10. Recently while looking for LL insurance I was seeing that insurers aren't honouring rent guarantees "due to legislation". I guess this means covid legislation. 'WE' can never evict, a court order is required and then an instruction to a Bailiff or Sheriff. If we want them out issuing a repossession notice is always the best way, later discussions may mean it isn't acted on, but our choice. Are the courts sitting again for repossessions? If we pay the court fees are we well aware of additional hurdles due to covid that we need overcome? We are able to expedite evictions on grounds of anti social behaviour. It can be defended, it may be that a court appearance is just a stage in the process if the claim fails 1st time, at our additional cost.
  11. I don't doubt your right Mel. But France aren't on their own by closing transport links to us. When the likes of Russia and Turkey do this it becomes a bit surprising. Are the nations leaders (40 so far) responding knee jerk style to Macron's lead?
  12. It seems a lot of our international trading partners have renewed fear of dealing with us. My thoughts are that be closing borders and the like they might buy a little time. If the UK has the new strain then other countries will have it already, even if the transmission hasn't been in the same numbers, as yet. The signs are that this is putting pressure on the infrastructure. I haven't been overly fearful of covid, but failures of infrastructure are scary.
  13. Most of mine are up for renewal. I've rung a couple of firms in N Wales and one has responded. Initially they say that EPC's aren't essential so should be deferred until this is over. They have now responded saying it's best I get some one else if I'm in a hurry. Not convinced of the deferral bit I'm awaiting clarification from Rent Smart Wales. I can see the 'not essential' bit and also go along with safety 1st. That being why increase risk where unnecessary? But legislation is out to get me (you decide for yourselves), and that says I neeeed them. Has anyone any views on liddle ole England and EPC's?
  14. Well, AXA got the business. All online, none of this "you need to call us". The information isn't ott and much auto filled. Initially the prices weren't particularly attractive as separate quotes. But when you learn their style of creating one quote for all 3 properties the price becomes more reasonable. As for the other. I believe many companies are looking at the feasibility to run much of their business as working from home. The savings on overheads of requiring less office space is easy to envisage, much like the High St disappearing in favour of online shopping. For those working from home the attraction is also obvious, it's a flexi time, flexi most things. No commute has to be personally cool, but for many the reduced social activity (as most chat more than work) will have a backlash. I can only anticipate the conversion of much more redundant commercial properties to residential lets. I've seen a strategy to squeeze out small businesses by successive Gov't''s in favour of larger organisations., so it's less likely to be the little guy taking up the spaces. I'm not sure if that strategy applies to us as there is a definite targeted attack.
  15. https://www.boilerguide.co.uk/articles/replacing-central-heating-pipes No charge.
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