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  1. Does anyone really notice the quality improvement from 4K to 8k? I mean even up to 4K seems pretty marginal at best. Just so we can all use more power. The joy of progress! then again, it’s your house so do whatever you want!
  2. Thanks for the reply. Well we haven't signed a new contract yet but was thinking of the same year contract as before but with the different year on it. But I see the issue with regards the deposit/DPS. Don't really want to just let it roll over so maybe I should go for your idea of an addendum to the original contract. Might I be able to have a look at the addendum you use? cheers john
  3. Thanks for the reply. Well we haven't signed a new contract yet but was thinking of the same year contract as before but with the different year on it. But I see the issue with regards the deposit/DPS. Don't really want to just let it roll over so maybe I should go for your idea of an addendum to the original contract. Might I be able to have a look at the addendum you use? cheers john
  4. Just tried speaking to the DPS about it and they were not very helpful - said the deposit would roll over. But if they leave and try and get deposit back it would go to arbitration if we both dispute. No answer as to what that arbitration would conclude assuming they had signed the new contract (without additional deposit).
  5. Does anyone know where I stand regarding the deposit if my tenants want to sign a contract for another year. At the moment the deposit is in the DPS. Can I just sign the contract as normal, don't take any deposit and when it comes to it carry the deposit over ? I guess my worry is what happens if they decide near the contract start date to leave? Would they be able to get their deposit back if they had signed a contract for the new year (but not paid an extra deposit)? I guess I could add a note to the deposit section in the contract stating that the deposit will carry over.
  6. Have you looked into compost loos? Not sure about the regulations surrounding them but it would be a much cheaper to install though you would have to consider how feasible it would be to deal with the waste and compost it down successfully.
  7. No harm in squeezing a bit more leadmate into the gaps. Doesn’t look critical.
  8. Just to be clear I’m talking about the black O ring that is at the bottom of the rings. The black bit at top of pipe is an insert.
  9. Just having to deal with a leaky T joint and I am wondering if maybe the black O ring in the picture should be the opposite end (ie before the white plastic O ring that at the moment is the first to go into the equal T)?
  10. some good photos would probably help
  11. Should be ok. Or a bit of mortar. check there is no way for water to get in at the top of the mortar as well as the bottom.
  12. I would want to know what the buildup is. Maybe you could dig up a little bit (or even where one of the plants is coming through) and see. Should really have from top down, tarmac, hardcore, membrane. Find out the depths of the tarmac and hardcore underneath.
  13. I really wouldn’t worry about trying to get the tiles pristine - character it is callled! regarding the damp it is a bit hard to tell but possible that water is getting in under the mortar flashing (white in the picture) where the porch roof meets the wall. You can just see some gaps under the mortar I think.