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Consider who will be the likely tenants of flats in the area you describe, particularly, if managed by social housing-type managers. Lots of running repairs...  However, yields are low, but pretty safe.


Instead, consider letting to vulnerable tenants - there are specialist managers. The fit & fittings must be prison-quality, but yields are much better. 

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10 hours ago, henry d said:

Scotland were just about to go with hard wired smoke, heat and CO detection in ALL housing

Interlinked, not necessarily hard-wired. 

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10 hours ago, stumpy69 said:

They dont have to be hard wired. They do have to be interlinked (this can be wireless)

That's what I meant, sorry only had my first cuppa and was busy on the porcelain so I was struggling in a couple of areas 👍

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If you are converting to two flats you’ll need Building Regulation and probably Planning Approval. If you take the plaster off the outside walls they will need upgrading with Thermal Insulation to comply with Part L Building Regulations 2010 standard. Are the external walls cavity or solid brick/stone?

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11 hours ago, henry d said:

That's what I meant, sorry only had my first cuppa and was busy on the porcelain so I was struggling in a couple of areas 👍

Thanks for the mental image -  As your avi is Farage, my mind's eye pictured old Nige on the throne, tapping away furiously on PW on his smart phone. 😁

Am sure @Scully looks like in real life NF too.

Annnyway, as the OP is rewiring and it will be rental, it'd be as well to do hard-wired.  Likely fewer issues than wireless.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Alrighty, so we completed our purchase today.

I’m not sure how to post large photos or video files following photobucket shutting up shop.
 

Anyhoos here’s a photo of the bog - it’s since been cleaned out by specialists 😆

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It's hard to believe that someone was actually living like that , but some folks just do😲. Fair play to you for taking it on.

Many years ago , I was running the waste management in a busy town centre . I'd sometimes tag along with the litter patrols to see how things were going.  I went out with one of the lads on a Monday morning, to litter pick a pretty rough street just outside the town centre . He picked up a bucket with a lid on outside one of the houses ,and put it into a bin bag , to be collected by the pick up driver . I was curious and asked what it was , he said,  it's a bucket of xxxx , I collect it twice each week . I asked him how long he'd been collecting it for , and he thought about it for a minute said, sixteen years 😅😅😅.

I had environmental health at the house before lunchtime , and the guy didn't have to collect buckets of xxxx any more 😅.

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Have you bought it to live in or an investment property?

That would be my first indicator of how far I’d be pushing the budget for works and what I’d be prepared to put up with if the house was for me.

Depending how much work the walls needed i’d be insulating them, take out the sash and eBay them. Bung in a reasonable combo and a multi fuel. Worry about future proofing later/someone else’s problem. 

If it was for renting, I’d spend the bare min as most likely some feckless tit will ruin the hard work.

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