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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:42 pm 
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Spotted this in our eldest's uni digs for this year - the light it switches doesn't work either...


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That's terrible, it's not level... :lol:

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Are there any wires in the box


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It's a 2-way at the top of the stairs. There are wires, but the light does not work. I've checked for volts and the circuit works fine, but no volts at the light fitting. The wires in the ceiling rose are all there and tights, but no volts. Not mine to touch of course, but it does make the stairs very dark and the landlords agent has been told about this already.

The landlord lives away, leaving management to the agent, and also I suspect the whole of the construction. The house was gutted, so why on earth they could not get this right defeats me!


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Again another example of extremely cheapskate landlords making a fortune for little investment because they know that people will need the accommodation.

I very much expect that they would not tolerate this level of "workmanship" (used in the very loosest of sense of the word) in the properties that they live in.


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Tell me about it. No fix yet and my lad called tonight to complain the bed fell apart and it is so dark with no landing light he has to leave everything else on or fall down the steep stairs.

I dunno but I couldn't do that to anyone. I let a house to a family and put 12k into the place before they moved in. It's our house at the end of the day and is an asset so I want it to be right whoever resides there.


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Buy your lad a torch :lol:


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Yeah - he's using one of those head torch things!


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When we moved into our place, nearly 20 years ago, the bedroom had a dimmer switch fitted snug up against the architrave at a right angle to the door. All very romantic and atmospheric, obvs. Except that the rotary switch stood about 3/4" proud of the backplate, which itself was a good 1/2" proud of the wall. The door wouldn't shut because it was hitting the switch, so the previous occupant "solved" this by cutting a big 1" wide notch out of the door for it to close around the dimmer switch.

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I think I'm developing a sense of love/humor for absurd workmanship. this is actually sort of silly cute :huray: quite unfortunate for the residents tho..

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Finally they fixed the lights a couple of days ago - apparently involved wiring in the roof space.


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Again another example of extremely cheapskate landlords making a fortune for little investment because they know that people will need the accommodation.

I very much expect that they would not tolerate this level of "workmanship" (used in the very loosest of sense of the word) in the properties that they live in.


Or you could look at it a bit differently the landlord might be getting ripped off by the agent and the contractors,by paying top money for shoddy work because the agent takes advantage of the fact the landlord is away.
Its very common for the agents to take regular payment for getting stuff sorted and not actually doing anything,but it's always the landlords fault.And changing a bulb can end up being £150.
High rental prices are a symptom of high property prices mainly,most landlords make 5-6% less fees and maintenance for the deposit part they have in the property,for the bit they borrow they earn 5-6% less interest of 1-3% it's hardly making out like a bandit,for that they have probably risked £20,000 plus of hard earned money.



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Looks a bit like something I'd do. Should he have used a smaller plastic panel?


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stevegrass777 wrote:
JPS3691 wrote:
Again another example of extremely cheapskate landlords making a fortune for little investment because they know that people will need the accommodation.

I very much expect that they would not tolerate this level of "workmanship" (used in the very loosest of sense of the word) in the properties that they live in.


Or you could look at it a bit differently the landlord might be getting ripped off by the agent and the contractors,by paying top money for shoddy work because the agent takes advantage of the fact the landlord is away.
Its very common for the agents to take regular payment for getting stuff sorted and not actually doing anything,but it's always the landlords fault.And changing a bulb can end up being £150.
High rental prices are a symptom of high property prices mainly,most landlords make 5-6% less fees and maintenance for the deposit part they have in the property,for the bit they borrow they earn 5-6% less interest of 1-3% it's hardly making out like a bandit,for that they have probably risked £20,000 plus of hard earned money.



My parents let their house out via an agent and explicity said to be informed if any work was going to be carried out. Apparently a double glazed unit handle "fell off" and needed repairing URGENTLY (three other windows in the room and a door) and they got charged nearly £300 quid by the letting agents "window guy". No dispute possible.

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My parents let their house out via an agent and explicity said to be informed if any work was going to be carried out. Apparently a double glazed unit handle "fell off" and needed repairing URGENTLY (three other windows in the room and a door) and they got charged nearly £300 quid by the letting agents "window guy". No dispute possible.


:angryfire: :angryfire: Replacement handle probably a tenner anywhere. Time to fit ? anything from 10 minutes to an hour (10 minutes if it broke in the open position; longer if it broke whilst locked shut)

Handyman price (Mine) £40 .. F3cking robbing bastardsss

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