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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. If that's the only egress and it combusting would prevent egress then metal. You could replace the rewireable fuses with MCB replacements. Then you would ned protect the whole property with an RCB (not ideal as all goes down with one fault). Better to replace with a new split load unit, and hope the fixed wiring isn't failing under test.
  2. Mel you have recognised that Wales already have this effectively. In liddle 'ole England it's called Selective Licencing. The local Gov't apply for a licence and go through the process of asking us our opinion. I might suggest this is socialist councils that like this. Hydburn charge circa £800 each 5 years, I'm 2 years in the period 2. Stated each property would be inspected within the first year, after 7 years no sign thankfully. My view is that T lifestyle will be ignored and notices will be served for improvements. I am also responsible where my T's are unruly and antisocial ( a
  3. 5% is v cheap, 10% is still good value. I'm guessing the £11pm is to cover annual costs but you need to understand what is included and what other costs may be applicable as they arise. For rents to need dropping by 10% sounds excessive as over 5 years most have risen significantly. But as the A sounds reasonable otherwise I would attempt to understand why. London for example seem to be seeing rent reductions at the moment but I have just raised my rents after my annual assessment of comparisons. I'm raising one property by 8.7% and the T's are still happy. So much depends on local situat
  4. Why bow out Mel? It's an intelligent discussion that may be invaluable to others. It does seem to me that comments are relevant and in the main are opinion. The problem there is in the event interpretation could well mean it progresses to a court for an ultimate decision. That often seems to be the way, that it gets passed up and the passer is relieved of the responsibility of the decision. In that scenario the defence is expensive, as the vultures enjoy the game (and revenue), the stress is life shortening. The effort becomes great as the vultures need input to progress, both sides
  5. Mr op I feel for you. A 4 star hotel is what you would need to resolve such issues. Good luck.
  6. RobC, not enough information for us to take a guess at. Sharing your property? That would make them a lodger so no, but you still need to ensure they are in a safe environment. Do they have exclusive right to an independent property? Then most likely but what agreement is in place? Are there benefits in kind? I'm not sure what situation would relieve you of landlord responsibilities there possibly it is more complicated than they being a tenant.
  7. A little useful info for the inspections. I have a contractor in play to carry out mine. For a 3 bed terrace he has quoted £190, I forgot to confirm if he's vat registered but tbh I find that acceptable even so. My consumer units are split load, so essentially all but lights and alarm are not so far RCB protected. I have been fitting RCBO's (these are individual cct RCB's that replace the MCB) so as to ensure all ccts are RCB protected. My 1st inspection in Wales didn't require the consumer to be upgraded to metal clad, so aware of differing interpretations on this I've just h
  8. Good tip chaps, I'll look at the insurance type. In truth I'm reluctant to learn new stuff continually as by the time I get my head round it it has often changed. Just for laughs, on the subject that the world has gone nuts (it dissolves toward Idiocracy more each day(I refer to the American dumber than dumb film)). I had a cheque, nuisances nowadays, for £2,988.75 - with Barclays I am able to only pay in by photo online to max of £1,000 - so off t' bank. Today I'm checking the balances of various accounts via mobile and see I'm near £2k light on one of the Barclays accounts.
  9. So a T naffed off in August last. I traced her new location, not far away, so knocked on and had keys returned and surrender signed, during September. I made the claim for the whole deposit, of course it is only partial settlement, again during September. I wait, no response from T, no surprise. So I finally get back to this and progress toward the 'Statutory Declaration'. So I've to print off 3 pages to take to a solicitor for sign and stamp. The 3rd page is for the solicitor to complete. He/ she must sign , write address and stamp. It is a stand alone page with absolutely
  10. I wouldn't have sympathy with a LL fitting an unsuitable floor, cheap or otherwise. But dog mess will be accompanied by the bladder emissions, that will have a more extreme effect. I guess it wouldn't be only one occasion and may be left until your return. Gaps aren't good for fluid, imagine spilt milk, mind what got under from doggy might smell bad enough. How much doggy do has caused / increased the gap is now a matter of some debate. If my property I would be expecting the floor to come up for a good clean below. I suggest talking with the LL, but if he wants the majori
  11. Should consideration have given to materials that could survive water in the amounts used. cheap laminate in a bathroom wouldn't wash, te he.
  12. Absolutely. But we may transfer part of a property at will. We will do this at a sale when we gift 50% to a spouse to double the CG threshold advantage. No tax on gifts / transfers between spouses. Clearly it is different gifting, or transferring for what ever reason (is really a private matter) to a company. It may well be as a loan to the company that is carried over each year, increasing annually. Then there would be IHT as a consideration come the time. At any point we may have a share in a property with any partner. Mr Taxman asks us to declare that proportion each year. Wh
  13. I don't see any reason why portions of a property can't be transferred. It may well be a slow process but transferring to the company at such a proportion that the CGT isn't passed would mean no tax payable. So an ever increasing share of the property is owned by the company. Then as suits as reward for effort more shares are taken by individuals in the company. In my mind the aim is for the company to own most prior to the present owner of the properties snuffing it. Up to the IHT threshold ideally. The rate at which ownership of the company is taken over is less of a pressure as t
  14. I don't see you need people for that. Your controlled (in whatever fashion) limited company could lease from you. Wages can be paid to whoever for what ever. Dividens can be apportioned as available.
  15. Scary, is this receivers that are selling? Is this an investor with an out stretched arm slowly sinking into the water? Of interest, where? I feel for those that did buy. Are the light areas cladding?
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