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    That's actually what I currently do in the...

    That's actually what I currently do in the student houses but I go one step further and physically disable the 'telephone' part of the main socket.
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    JKO That sounds likely. If the main socket...

    JKO

    That sounds likely.

    If the main socket has the splitter built in, it should have two sockets on the front. If she plugs the router directly into the main socket without using a filter it...
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    If the fault is between the exchange and the...

    If the fault is between the exchange and the first/main socket in the property there will be no charge,
    If the fault is because of the fixed wiring/secondary sockets in the property I would expect...
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    It's the fitting that is fire rated, not the...

    It's the fitting that is fire rated, not the bulb.
    LED bulbs do run a lot cooler so less risk of overheating but the fire rating is based on the seal between the fitting and the ceiling and the...
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    If only that were true.....

    If only that were true.....
  6. I don't agree, surely this would come under L&T...

    I don't agree, surely this would come under L&T repairing obligation to keep the fabric of the building in repair.
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    Labour, and even more The Greens and Lib Dems are...

    Labour, and even more The Greens and Lib Dems are so anti-landlord that I'm afraid there is no alternative to the Conservatives.
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    My local refuse/re-cycling centre doesn't allow...

    My local refuse/re-cycling centre doesn't allow vans without a permit, which you have to apply for in advance and I think you are only allowed 3 permits in a 12 month period.
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    I change to these whenever a tap starts dripping....

    I change to these whenever a tap starts dripping. They last much longer than washer type glands.

    A couple of points to remember:

    You need 2 'cold' ones unless you are changing to levers. If you...
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    I've had Volvo estates of various kinds since the...

    I've had Volvo estates of various kinds since the 70's as I used to have a large dog, they are great for taking junk to the tip and picking up furniture etc.

    My advice would be to NOT buy a new...
  11. Thread: Repair Cornice

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    Mesh will be fine especially if you have...

    Mesh will be fine especially if you have experience.

    Plaster is much cheaper than body filler..............
  12. Pretty sure my own property will be band E or...

    Pretty sure my own property will be band E or lower, Certainly no slum but grade II listed, so no double glazing, open fires and very draughty, no loft to insulate and solid walls. I'm sitting here...
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    The lock you have shown is the nightlatch version...

    The lock you have shown is the nightlatch version of the one I use for room locks in licenced HMOs.

    I've never had one fail but the 2 screws that hold the lock onto the backplate have a habit of...
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    Henrys work fine without the bag, I know it's...

    Henrys work fine without the bag, I know it's supposed to be a filter but I've used them for years without bags. They are ultra reliable and spares are easily available.
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    It was explained to me when I had my stent fitted...

    It was explained to me when I had my stent fitted that the liver produces bile and it is stored in the gall bladder until it's needed. The bile protects the stomach lining from digesting itself when...
  16. You will probably have to renovate the entire...

    You will probably have to renovate the entire house every 2 years, in the 6 week gap during the summer when the old students have left and before the new ones arrive.

    You can achieve a much higher...
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    I've just seen this thread and was about to...

    I've just seen this thread and was about to suggest gall stones but see you have already been diagnosed.

    I had exactly the same last year, the stones were small and I had a stent put in to widen...
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    I have started using memory foam mattresses,...

    I have started using memory foam mattresses, tenants love them. They are a lot easier to handle as they come rolled up and fit in the car.

    You can get them from Evilbay for around £100.

    Hypnia...
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    A printer repair man once explained to me that...

    A printer repair man once explained to me that laser printers effectively use a whole page of ink (toner) each time they print a page. Some of the toner sticks to the paper (to print the characters)...
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    Could you pull the hard disk from your old pc and...

    Could you pull the hard disk from your old pc and link it to your new one and then copy over whatever files you need.

    I did this years ago when my pc packed in but haven't a clue if it's possible...
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    I have heard it suggested that for the people...

    I have heard it suggested that for the people living within 20 miles either side of the border, a yes vote would be a positive step for the local economy.

    There are bound to be differences in...
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    I really hope that the border isn't relocated to...

    I really hope that the border isn't relocated to Hadrian's wall.

    I'll lose half my garden....
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    With 7 tenants you are heading for licensable HMO...

    With 7 tenants you are heading for licensable HMO territory and you get the council tax bill not the tenants.

    We include council tax, and all bills including broadband in the rent for the...
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    Bin them and put vertical blinds in, much easier...

    Bin them and put vertical blinds in, much easier to clean.
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    Most of our houses are 7+ people, we have no...

    Most of our houses are 7+ people, we have no problem renting them on an individual room basis to working professionals who come to the city on contract. (Doctors, IT workers, ambulance staff, etc )...
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