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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

All Quiet On The Lettings Front...but

It's all quiet on the lettings front as I survey the headlines on the jungle telegraph in the comfort of my local pub.

Rents nationally continue to tick slowly up buoyed by a lack of supply and plenty of renters who are unable or don't want to take the plunge and buy.

I had a message from the surveyor of one of my buy-to-lets that my buy-to-let property was not eligible under the CERT Scheme for loft insulation BUT I was for some reason eligible for cavity wall insulation.  Not really what I wanted.  I'm a little dubious about cavity wall insulation fearing that it will act as a bridge for water ingress leading to rising damp in my two maisonettes.  I already have problems with condensation in both properties and fear that any additional heat conservation measures will just exacerbate the problem.  The good news is that the funding could be up to 100% and the tenants save up to £135 per year.  I feel I need to investigate further.  Am I being paranoid?  Any advice or experience from other landlords would be greatly appreciated.

On the Property Hawk front we have recently launched our landlord legal forum which we hope will develop into a useful resource over the coming months & years.  We are currently just tweaking the layout of the landlord legal forum and if you are patient with us whilst we gets to grips with it.  If you have any suggestions for categories feel free to let us know and why not sign up for it here and get posting.

So generally it's all quiet on the lettings front....but I'm sure it wont last!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

go for the polystrene beads - don't touch the blown mineral wool cavity wall insulation.