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Monday, February 15, 2016

Another week in buy-to-let!!

A Landlords problems are 'electric'

Monday- here we are:)

I've already had a call from my electrician to update me on progress in the Penthouse (painfully slow).  The consumer unit is in (aka RCD unit).  It now has to be metal to meet the latest electrical safety standards so this is a little heads up for any landlords looking at refurbishing a property.  None the less RESULT!

The other thing electrical is one of my tenants has been having problem with their Gloworm thermostat.  So one of my jobs this morning is to sort and order a new one.  Dilemma being should I go for the same on the basis it should be easy to swap or should I change given that the last version really didn't last very long.  Landlords frequently get this.  If you buy something new (it might be better or because you can't get the original) sods law means that the fixings, wirings, plumbings will not allow a straightforward replacement.

Micks also been on the blower as I was entering the Tesco car park promising a little bit of skip action. The Penthouse is now fully stripped out but with most of the debris lying in state in the lounge.  Access and parking at my gated citadel continues to be a problem.  Just a little heads up for all those landlords who consider buying a city centre or London refurbishment project.

So here we go...another week in buy-to-let.  "money for nothing"...I don't think so!

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