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  1. Housing Assoc historic fire door upgrade £960 per door. Reasonable?

    My Housing Association have sent me a notice of intention to carry out works under a long term agreement, Section 20 of L&T 1985 Schedule 3. There are 4 flats in our building. My door is not a...
  2. Bless 'em. Further enquiries mean they will be...

    Bless 'em.
    Further enquiries mean they will be refunding us.
    I take it all back.
  3. Cantabriana, You are correct. Thanks for the...

    Cantabriana,

    You are correct. Thanks for the suggestion Cantabriana. I will see what they say.

    Andybenw; even with these rip off roof charges the annual service charge is actually cheaper...
  4. A rip off is a rip off. This charge is out of the...

    A rip off is a rip off. This charge is out of the ordinary.

    They are not particularly generous to their staff. I had a chat to another staff member working on another project about pay and...
  5. Its a social housing association (they own all...

    Its a social housing association (they own all the ex council property) and I am the only leaseholder in the building. Not sure if the others actually pay their apportionment of this charge. no right...
  6. Housing association charges over £300 for roof repair less than 1 hour.

    I am the leaseholder of a top floor flat in a terrace of townhouses. Last year there was some staining coming through the ceiling/wall paint work in the middle of the flat where a gutter runs down...
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    Pehaps you could ask your PA for a reimbursement.

    Pehaps you could ask your PA for a reimbursement.
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    Chnage of use to residential has recently got...

    Chnage of use to residential has recently got easier; Permitted development rights: relaxation of rules in favour of residential conversions
    The latest round of amendments to the Town and Country...
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    In the current time, with the exception of people...

    In the current time, with the exception of people who really want to achieve a specific goal (to be an engineer/doctor etc), a degree is the easiest way of leaving home and deferring the inevitable...
  10. The "right" procedure would not be to claim...

    The "right" procedure would not be to claim someone else's property without making the effort to contact them to ask them if they wished to sell or rent it.

    The land may have reverted to the...
  11. Thread: The Naked Rambler

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    Which is more offensive; a naked man striding...

    Which is more offensive;

    a naked man striding towards you or a man in a borat Mankini walking towards you ?

    I think generally exposure while clothed is actually more...
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    There are so many permuatations that could be...

    There are so many permuatations that could be occurring

    You would need to look at the history of the building to understand why commercial rates are charged.

    It's usually if some-one complains...
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    It depends who is running 'the hostel'. If it is...

    It depends who is running 'the hostel'.
    If it is a recognised social provider then maybe...
    If it's a private person, it's unlikely it qualifies as a proper hostel. But it could still be run hostel...
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    Do police attend noisy parties ? (!)

    What are member's experiences please;

    If a tenant is having regular noisy parties to 5am, and another neighbour tenant wants to take action to reduce noise and have already asked them without...
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    I agree. I have a "what to do in case of...

    I agree.
    I have a "what to do in case of emergency" instructions for tenants in case they havn't a clue.
    If there was a blizzard going on, and power was cut or comjmunicartions were down i would...
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    I must confess once I photoshopped a rubbish bin...

    I must confess once I photoshopped a rubbish bin out of view through a window
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    Tarted house photos

    I am seeing an increasing amount of tarted estate agent's photo's on rightmove

    i.e. it looks like someone has pressed an instant photo editing solution button which air brushes and colourises the...
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    mind the gap, Perhaps they should take a house...

    mind the gap,

    Perhaps they should take a house sharing course and pass before being admitted to uni

    Facebook generation are not properly socialised.
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    What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the...

    What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander

    Obviously the housemates don't mind sharing their empty rooms with your family or friends if they go home for the weekend and your Mum and Dad or...
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    If they pay the energy bills then it doesn't...

    If they pay the energy bills then it doesn't really matter a great deal on your pocket

    But if everybody had a permananet guest them your wear and tear would increase

    There are so many fores and...
  21. Allow a room that is a kitchen that all of them...

    Allow a room that is a kitchen that all of them can use.

    I have heard someone say they did this and then kept it locked; it's only purpose was to satisfy the planners.

    Not sure I approve

    Its...
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    If the licensee does not live in your home (is...

    If the licensee does not live in your home (is not a lodger); and is a licence for legitimate reasons, if you cannot persuade them to leave on expiry of notice, you cannot make them leave by force...
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    I called the HSE and they said a gas safety cert...

    I called the HSE and they said a gas safety cert for commercial premises is not required.
  24. You say guaranteed rental return. What exactly do...

    You say guaranteed rental return. What exactly do you mean? Guaranteed in a contract or the location is so good that someone will always want to rent it?
    What if the rental service provider goes...
  25. Value of a Garden Flat, compared to flats without gardens

    I’ve seen an Edwardian end of terrace 1 bed garden flat 42 sq metres. Asking price £170,000. The freehold of the whole building goes with the flat. Owners paid £160,000 for it 2 years ago. Reason for...
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