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Friday 21 November 2014 5.01pm
Has anyone had their property value for Council Tax yet?

We got ours yesterday, putting us in band E. I was a bit surprised to be honest - was expecting band D which is a bit cheaper. Not sure there is anything that can be done to change it, just wondered what everyone else thought!
Friday 21 November 2014 5.21pm
I think Band E is high as well. You can compare all the other buildings in the area and determine in which band they are. The old town hall apartments, which value is twice higher, are band E as well. The council flats in Neckinger road are in Band D. I think Band E is on the high side and I will check how I can actually prove that.

I will let you know how it goes.

Has anyone actually managed to get a warm flat? My heating has been on since this morning and I can't tell any difference. I have been told it can take up to 2 days to start to feel the difference...that kind of worries me
Friday 21 November 2014 11.20pm
Mine was D but that's because it's a one bed. That said, if it's revalued, maybe not! It was only just beneath the threshold. I don't know how often the update their CT bandings.
Saturday 29 November 2014 7.42pm
Has anyone else's hot water stopped working?
Saturday 29 November 2014 8.09pm
Yes PeterOB ours stopped working about 1630 today in Ockham Building, also having some draining issues in one of the bathrooms - planning on ringing the emergency number shortly... let me know if you have any luck!
Sunday 30 November 2014 11.20am
Hi all,

My hot water is back on - presume everyone else's is too.

Just thought I'd say I've found and removed most of my flow restrictors. They're little pink plastic disks right in the end of the pipes/taps - so not hard to get to. They block >50% of the pipe diameter.

It makes such a difference to the showers and the kitchen tap. Happy to explain or lend the right size spanners if people need...
Sunday 30 November 2014 10.28pm
Useful info James.

Did anyone with a heating problem get it fixed the other week? Mine was looked at when I was out but no feedback and most importantly, still not working!
Sunday 30 November 2014 10.48pm
Hi TDG1982

Mine was apparently part fixed.

I now have flow through some of my underfloor zones but not others. I didn't get any feedback either but emailed NHHG who sent over the United House site manager.

He seems to know his stuff (told me it was part working), had a fiddle but couldn't fix it, so there is someone else coming soon. I think my thermostats have been wired up incorrectly - they all click at a point where it seems they 'think' it is sub 10 degrees...

A lot of the problem lies in the fact that the different parts of the system (pipes, billing, thermostats) were installed by different sub-contractors, so one engineer can't guarantee the repair of the whole thing.
Monday 1 December 2014 10.05am
@JamesHunt just remember your water bill will jump...!!
Tuesday 2 December 2014 10.54am
Has anyone noticed a very unpleasant smell in the living room?
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