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    I forgot to add that insurance paperwork should...

    I forgot to add that insurance paperwork should be kept forever, especially if you have employees.

    The reason being that if you sent someone on a job where there was asbestos (even if you didn't...
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    IIRC an HMRC investigation can look back 6 years,...

    IIRC an HMRC investigation can look back 6 years, so you would need to keep all paperwork at least that long.

    VAT used to be able to go back further.

    I have a room full of till rolls left over...
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    As LHA says but I wouldn't bother glueing, make a...

    As LHA says but I wouldn't bother glueing, make a hole big enough to slip a piece of timber in behind the plasterboard . (If you put a screw into the centre of bit of timber to use as a handle it...
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    I haven't used it but it looks good. Do you...

    I haven't used it but it looks good.

    Do you think it would be worth using it on the walls and main floor or just shower floors?

    I normally use low profile walk in shower trays as I have never...
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    I would go to a tile merchant and buy a set of...

    I would go to a tile merchant and buy a set of new bits. You need special ones for porcelain. Start with the smallest size and work up.

    Do not buy them from B&Q or Wickes.

    Once, I had a...
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    We provide free broadband to our student...

    We provide free broadband to our student properties, but I use a master socket for the router that a telephone can't connect to, so it's broadband only, no calls.

    Everyone has a mobile for calls...
  7. Thread: Gas Regulation

    by grouse
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    Is this the 'you must be able to inspect the...

    Is this the 'you must be able to inspect the whole length of the flue' regs which came in recently, or something else?
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    This is normal practice by Councils. The...

    This is normal practice by Councils.

    The students are issued with an council tax exemption (disregards) certificate by the university when they start their course. This covers them for the period...
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    Yes, I would given the choice again, I use...

    Yes, I would given the choice again,

    I use windows 8 on a laptop and hate it with a passion.

    At least once a day I think 'why has it done that, that's not what I wanted to do'

    If I had known...
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    Araldite? or go with Artful's suggestion. I...

    Araldite? or go with Artful's suggestion.

    I never liked CDs and still buy vinyl........


    Seriously though, I don't think the keyways would have supported the weight of the CDs anyway, what...
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    Dexion racking if you want to be really safe. ...

    Dexion racking if you want to be really safe.

    or

    Don't use the fixings that came with it, get some frame fixings, (screw heads will need to be the right size though)...
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    Was the boiler a straight swap or a combi...

    Was the boiler a straight swap or a combi replacing a hot water cylinder?

    Either way I wouldn't blame the plumber, If the leaks are on pipework he didn't touch.

    Combi boilers do run the hot...
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    I had a Chinese national apply for a tenancy last...

    I had a Chinese national apply for a tenancy last December.

    He gave me a photocopy of his documents one of which was a Home office card that stated he had permission to stay indefinitely.

    I...
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    I've been looking at cars all weekend and...

    I've been looking at cars all weekend and eventually picked a 06 Volvo XC70. Which I found 60 miles away.
    It's the same size as the one that was written off but 4WD so uses more fuel but should be...
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    Thanks, Two cars I hadn't considered, I am...

    Thanks,

    Two cars I hadn't considered,

    I am going to tour the local garages this afternoon.

    I had a quick internet search and have learned that:

    The C5 shares engines with the Jaguar xf.
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    Best estate car for landlords?

    I have always had oldish Volvo estates.

    My theory being that as I transport bed frames (rip the headliner), bags of rubbish (leak disgusting stuff), ivy (full of insects and other things), bags of...
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    They do make a version designed for top push...

    They do make a version designed for top push button, it comes with a new button.
    ...
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    I have fitted fluidmaster flappy valve ones to...

    I have fitted fluidmaster flappy valve ones to any cisterns that have gone faulty.

    The advantage is that if the flappy bit needs replaced you can do it without dismantling the cistern. They last...
  19. Thread: You old boiler!

    by grouse
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    I had a heat exchanger leak on a 3 year old Baxi...

    I had a heat exchanger leak on a 3 year old Baxi earlier this year, my usual boiler man (who is great and fixes the faults for other gas registered engineers when they are stuck) said it would be...
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    Try wetting the surface you are trying to stick...

    Try wetting the surface you are trying to stick to.
  21. I haven't looked into the arguments for and...

    I haven't looked into the arguments for and against this but it seems to be a thriving website with 'tripadvisor' style reviews.

    I am considering using it to park my car in a couple of weeks time...
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    Increase in court fees

    Court fees will be going up on 22 April.

    The court fee for eviction proceedings will go up from £175 to £280 and the PCOL fee will go up to £250.
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    The economics of your proposal are fine, there...

    The economics of your proposal are fine, there are plenty of houses that will make enough for your son to live there rent free.

    The problem is that your son will feel some responsibility for the...
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    I tried to verify the status of a Chinese...

    I tried to verify the status of a Chinese applicant about 4 months ago. I'm still waiting for a reply.

    He has been a great tenant so far and will probably have moved on before I hear anything from...
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    Thanks, I understand now. I was worried that...

    Thanks, I understand now.

    I was worried that the court would refuse it.
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