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  1. Hi Everyone, Hoping to find a Derby based Property Hub member who might be able to give me a recommendation for the following trades.... locksmith electrician plumber gas engineer Looking for recommendations from people that have actually used the person / company they are recommending - not just the ‘he’s a mate and reliable’. Name, website, phone numbers would be great. Thanks in advance, Matt
  2. Hey PH Team, My wife and I have recently settled on Coventry as our investment area (after running the numbers on a lot of locations). We would love to meet any other property investors in Coventry for coffees/drinks, and are also looking for recommendations on contractors. Any help would be hugely appreciated and hopefully meet some of you soon! Joe
  3. Hi Everyone I have one property in Manchester and looking to buy two more this summer. Ahead of this i am trying to build up a list of tradesman for any tasks that come up e.g. plumbers, gas engineers, plasterers, handymen, builders, roofers, joiners etc. I have a list for Edinburgh where i have two other properties if anyone wants it i am happy to PM. All the tradesman i have on there i trust and have used before. Thanks for all the help! Regards Sam
  4. Morning all, I was wondering if there are any legal complications of a tenant refusing to allow repair works to be done such as re-plastering due to damp (not condensation) from faulty concrete gutters. I have found myself in this situation where my bedroom wall paper has peeled off and the plaster cracked due to damp, which was not helped by the windows being jammed shut. Black mould formed and my landlord refused to do anything about it for 6 months which ran through the cold winter period. They have eventually said they would repair the gutters (I think they just cleared some leaves as they would not tell me what works and the contractor didn't even contact me to say they were coming out to do works) and re-plaster the wall. I do not believe this is a sufficient solution to my problem. I have also had a few problems with the contractor so have requested for a new one but the landlord has obviously gone for the 'cheapest' one. I have decided I am not going to let them undertake the works until I have moved out as I only requested works to be done as a matter of health and safety as they were structural problems and not due to how I was using the property. The problem is not so severe now winter is (sort of) over and think they should deal with the problem in their own time and not having me to spend a day off work or waste one of my weekends as I am not willing to let the contractor in there on his own. I was wondering is there were any legalities I should be aware of? I asked for some form of compensation or just to be able to leave my AST early as I did not want to put up with the problem any longer, both were refused. Also, are there any legalities with refusing the estate agents entry to carry out viewings? Any help would be great! Many thanks, Cory
  5. Hey PH team My name's Joe and I'm a movie obsessed designer living in London with my wife Rachel, and we're both eager to really get going in property. Why I'm writing this post Over the past few weeks we've been crunching the numbers and building spreadsheets to assess the areas we'd like to invest in and so far Coventry is feeling right for us. It's around the right price we can afford and isn't *too* far from London. We're aiming to visit in the next few weeks to get a feel for the place and maybe visit some properties and would love to grab coffees/lunch with other investors in the area! We're also looking for recommendations for builders/contractors in the area that you have worked with. What we've done in property so far We've gone from knowing ABSOLUTELY nothing about property 2 months ago, to attending the Legacy 3 day intro course, attended two Property Hub networking events in Kings Cross, viewed an auction property for research, attended an auction for research, carried out lots of work on the business like reaching out to accountants/solicitors/brokers etc and lastly working out our area to invest in (which is feeling like Coventry). Areas we want to invest in As I've mentioned a few times we are exclusively looking in Coventry at the moment and are excited to reach out and start making connections in the area with other like minded property investors, as well as contractors and estate agents. Our plans for the future We spent half a day cutting up images we found on Google to create our 'Why' board', which we've stuck on our fridge. This is to ensure we're always keeping our reason for doing this front of mind. We definitely want to be hands off investors so any processes/techniques to make investment more passive is definitely a win for us. We love to travel (I know everyone does), but for me personally a huge part of my why is to help my family financially and to ensure when Rachel and I have kids in the next few years, that I'm as much a part of their lives as she is. We also both love learning and trying new things and dream of being able to travel to Italy for a month to learn to cook, or travel to Hawaii for a month to learn to surf etc. Any skills or knowledge that other members might benefit from I was a professional photographer for 6 years specialising in music, corporate/events and portraiture. I am now a digital designer which basically means I design (not develop) websites and apps focusing on user experience and visuals. I'd also consider myself a people person so if anyone needs any help with confidence, approaching strangers or networking I'm happy to share my approach. Thanks for taking the time to read this!
  6. Hi all, Although we are new to property investment we are looking at a number of projects in the Colchester area. The type of projects we are looking at include refurbs, commercial to residential developments and new build residential. However to offer some level of comfort we would like to build a team of trusted builders / tradesman that we can turn to. We would appreciate it if anyone could recommend any local trusted builders / tradesman in Colchester / Braintree / Ipswich areas. Thanks in advance. David Walker
  7. Hi, I have recently purchased a 3 bed mid terrace in Crewe centre. I would be grateful for details of any surveyors who would be happy to do a full survey on the property as it is turn of the (last) century old. Many thanks Chris Hergenhahn
  8. Hey PH Team, Can anyone recommend any contractors in the Coventry area? We're going to be specifically looking for builders, electricians, plumbers etc to help us refurb properties we intend to flip Thanks in advance! Joe
  9. I'm looking for recommended contractors in the Wolverhampton and London areas. Plumbers, electricians, general handymen, carpenters etc.. If you have had a great experience recently with a contractor in these areas I've love to get in contact with them. Thank you
  10. Hi I have just brought my first property. It is a repossessed property based in Woolwich Arsenal (London). I'm researching reputable builders and plumbers. I understand one way of finding reputable builders and plumbers is via word of mouth. I'd really appreciate it if anyone can advice me where to look or can make recommendations. Thanks
  11. Hello There, I have had an offer accepted on a house in Scotland which will be lovely. Currently it is very much in a state of need. Is there a really good way to get like for like quotes? Do I have to stipulate exactly what I want doing? How much of a lead do I need to give. - Obviously I need to say where and how many sockets I need in the re- wire but for the roof work?? How will I know if contractors are adding things which others don't feel is necessary. How will I know who is right?? (scary) If I cant be there every day, how will I know they are doing what I want, need. By biggest fear currently is rising damp and I have been told such different things by about 6 different people... Then there is the roof which my building surveyor said needed considerable work, but not replacing. Do I then need to draw up a contract stating these things or ? I am not hopelessly naïve, I just don't want to make costly mistakes. Thanks Guys Wren
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