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01/11/2016
12:59 pm
mae454
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Glixtone Fungi shield, has anyone used this paint?

And does it work?

04/11/2016
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I always recommend  a de humidifier and it keeps my 6 person tenants house dry from all the showers baths and cooking . It even drys the laundry room clothes etc . They dont use a tumble dryer 

Its water in the atmosphere that needs dealing with

09/11/2016
10:11 am
RF
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Never mind the paint get rid of the moisture first! Dehumidifiers usually work wonders.

09/11/2016
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Over the years I have supplied more than 20 dehumidifiers at great cost.  All have been stolen by tenants.

If you install a dehumidifier make sure that it is bolted to the building, make sure it cannot be turned off and is fitted with a humidistat.

09/11/2016
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David Price said
Over the years I have supplied more than 20 dehumidifiers at great cost.  All have been stolen by tenants.

If you install a dehumidifier make sure that it is bolted to the building, make sure it cannot be turned off and is fitted with a humidistat.

David....tut tut ... you havent been doing your referencing properly  Wink

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10/11/2016
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Patricia A said
David....tut tut ... you havent been doing your referencing properly  Wink

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Mea culpa, but I know that none of my tenants would pass any referencing which is why I no longer supply anything which can be stolen.

10/11/2016
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David

Apparently in some countries that is the norm

The tenant gets a completely empty shell and have to put EVERYTHING in themselves and take it with them when they go. I know that in some parts of France the French take their kitchens with them. Surprised 

12/11/2016
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amy said
I know that in some parts of France the French take their kitchens with them. Surprised 

So do some of my *$^&* tenants - and then they complain to the council about the lack of facilities.

This is a problem with the 'one size fits all' AST.  We need to have the freedom to give different sorts of tenancies for different situations and to supply different standards of property.  Everything from the itinerant worker who requires a tenancy which lasts for the duration of the fruit picking to a family who want a home for life.  Furnished or unfurnished, with or without kitchens and bathrooms.

12/11/2016
3:21 pm
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David.    I so agree. 

The government is lazy in getting its solicitors to sort the different requirements out.

If they did,  they would get it all wrong anyway.

I am thinking of getting my HMO room tenants to clean the gutterings out because thats what it says on the one size fits all contract.Wink

I have never met a tenant yet that followed the terms on a self contained property AST anyway

13/11/2016
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mae454 said
Glixtone Fungi shield, has anyone used this paint?

And does it work?

I am sure it works well enough but I have been using off the shelf Dulux bathroom anti-mould paint for a few years now and it works wonders and is relevantly cheap. 

I now use this paint in all rooms (Walls and ceilings) in flats and it has stopped 99% of all previous mould prone properties. It also is excellent for wiping down where the cheaper paints aren't and a lot of them you just end up wiping the paint off.

Its costs about £20 for 2.5L but B&Q and Homebase have special offer regularly throughout the year and you can get them sometimes for 3 for the price of 2 which is when I stock up.

Of course it doesn't stop the condensation but I find the odd air brick fitted and upgrading extractor fans that automatically switch on (not with the light switch) helps.

Although the council can get involved (when reported by tenants) if you have a lot of mould and put pressure on the landlord to resolve due to health implications if it is just condensation because you have stopped the mould by using the above paint and you have extractors in bathroom and kitchen they will blame the tenants lifestyle.  

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