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What?! You Want The Heating On!? Never.

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I can't understand why or how some landlords cause the BTL industry to get a bad name, can you?

A discussion about programmable thermostats:

"Obviously this isn't a case to freeze tenants but to control the heating and if anything save energy...."
"fully controlled via a smartphone or Internet browser enabling landlord to lock and control all thermostat functions"
"tenants can have limited control of things that you allow them. eg temperature adjustment within a certain range, boost function for a set amount of time chosen by you, etc."

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Sounds fair enough - provided it is in the contract.

If you don't like it, don't sign it and don't live there. The Landlord owns the property so should be able to enforce his rules.

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Sounds a bit dicey to me. It would be too tempting for a tenant to rip doors off hinges and set fire to them. Keeping himself and his family warm and toasty, with no fascist control from scum cockroach landlord

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Sounds a bit dicey to me. It would be too tempting for a tenant to rip doors off hinges and set fire to them. Keeping himself and his family warm and toasty, with no fascist control from scum cockroach landlord

The above comment was an insult to cockroaches

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next thing the landlords will be adding contraceptives to the drinking water in their properties so they can control the number of children living there.

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EXCELLENT

They might as well put speakers in the walls, to remind tenants to get up and go to work. And also fake ghetto blaster sounds during the day to ensure they stay out.

Excellent.

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They could also add a eyeball scanner so only tenants can enter the property - no visitors or sub letting.

Also a clocking in and out system - you can only be in the property for 8 hours per week day, and 14 hours over the weekend and bank holidays.

The technology is already here!

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Introducing Inspire Home Automation’s state-of-the-art internet controlled programmable room thermostat.
This device enables you to remotely control, restrict and monitor your properties' heating controls from anywhere with an internet connection via a computer, tablet or mobile.
The best bit about it is you don’t need any technical knowledge, our systems are "Plug and Play" and you don't even have to upgrade your system. Simply remove your existing thermostat and install ours! This will take a qualified electrician approximately 30 minutes.

Buy now from only £144.99 and no ongoing fees.

Seriously!?

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Sounds fair enough - provided it is in the contract.

If you don't like it, don't sign it and don't live there. The Landlord owns the property so should be able to enforce his rules.

Ah yes, that wonderful free market we have in the UK private rented sector. It works so well for tenants, really leads to customer-focused behaviour from landlords. It helps that we have an excess of housing near employment areas so tenants can pick and choose and landlords are forced to compete on quality.

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This would need to be connected to the internet. I haven't rented anywhere that included internet, so it would be pretty simple to override or at least prevent access.

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surely this is used to prevent the properties becoming damp? but that being the case who foots the electric bill if the landlord forces the temperature to be a certain level?

i have allowed flats to get cold to try and save money on heating, after all at the time too much was going on rent in the first place.

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Anybody with an IQ above a gnat could override it in about 5 minutes.(unless they are locked out of the room with the boiler). Just put a bag of frozen peas around the thermostat.

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Sounds fair enough - provided it is in the contract.

If you don't like it, don't sign it and don't live there. The Landlord owns the property so should be able to enforce his rules.

The dictator owns the country so should be able to enforce his laws. If you don't like it, don't live there.

Oh look, it's the same.

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Can't see the point myself unless the LL includes the utilities in with the rental charge....

In which case it's change the barrel, get plenty of bags of peas and live nice and warm and toasty...

Had a rental many years ago which had the electric charge included (1 Bedroom flat with a small kitchen no gas and it was a small cooking ring).

It had electric storage heaters which were controlled off a timer which had been (not so cleverly hidden) behind a false section of cupboard. I just followed the wiring to find it.

After a few Months the LL was on the phone complaining he couldn't get in and wanted access to inspect. I arranged a mutually convenient time and set the timber back to its it's original settings before he arrived.

He went straight to it mithering about the size of the power bill. Downside was he chucked me out at the end of the term but I did the severe mick out of his electric......

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