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Married Quarters (MQ) Residents

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in UK Armed Forces MoneySaving
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  • EmmaWDEmmaWD Forumite
    14 posts
    Well I was lucky, I just went and stayed at my parents, but what if you did not have that option, not great really. Oh and the person I spoke to told me that 6 days time was the first appointment they could give me! Even 24 hours is too long when you are 8 months pregnant with SPD and a hubby in a sandy place!

    Never mind it is sorted now, even if they did ignore my snottogram!
  • Thanks Kitchpoo. We live in married quarters and have found asbestos in our bath & roof! Have phoned to complain and told someone will be out 10-15 days!!! Isn't asbestos illegal?!

    Thanks :)

    This should be brought to the attention of the DHE ect, but asbestos in houses and schools and the like is not uncommon, it was used greatly back in the 40's 50'and 60's there are basicaly two types of asbestos, although neither is good news, one is worse than the other, however asbestos is relatively safe as long as its left alone, and if its painted over, thats even better, it only becomes a real hazard if people start ragging in around and ripping it out, without the correct PPE and equipment, not nice to have around we know, but if its to be removed, it has to be done by aspecialist company and disposed of accordingly..
  • kitchpookitchpoo Forumite
    1.3K posts
    diggerb wrote: »
    This should be brought to the attention of the DHE..........................
    ............. but if its to be removed, it has to be done by aspecialist company and disposed of accordingly..

    DHE have open access to the joint Asbestos Register, which contains all findings.

    The lowest grade no longer requires such rigarous removal but a risk assessment, PPE and method statement is required. Disposal is still treated as high risk.
    Praying at the church of MSE should be compulsory!

    There are three types of people in the world, those who can add up and those who can't.
  • kitchpoo wrote: »
    DHE have open access to the joint Asbestos Register, which contains all findings.

    The lowest grade no longer requires such rigarous removal but a risk assessment, PPE and method statement is required. Disposal is still treated as high risk.

    Absolutley.....

    And congratualtions by the way on the new arrival....:T
  • TeamQuestTeamQuest Forumite
    11 posts
    MHS - a joke!

    Yet again we had to report a couple of problems. We should not have been surprised though. My husband waited 6 hours for the towel rail to be replaced and someone to change something on the boiler. Eventualy someone turns up and says 'yes, the towel rail is broken' (as reported) but didnt bring a new one!! so he has to go away and come back. A couple of hours later the boiler man turns up.(2 hors after the alloted time!) and says 'yes, it is broken as you stated, but I didnt bring anything to fix it'. So now my husband has to take more time off on Thursday for him to come back with the part.
    This is fustrating and a total and utter waste of time and money.
    When will they ever get it right!!!!
    :confused: :mad:
  • kitchpookitchpoo Forumite
    1.3K posts
    TeamQuest wrote: »
    MHS - a joke!

    Yet again we had to report a couple of problems. We should not have been surprised though. My husband waited 6 hours for the towel rail to be replaced and someone to change something on the boiler. Eventualy someone turns up and says 'yes, the towel rail is broken' (as reported) but didnt bring a new one!! so he has to go away and come back. A couple of hours later the boiler man turns up.(2 hors after the alloted time!) and says 'yes, it is broken as you stated, but I didnt bring anything to fix it'. So now my husband has to take more time off on Thursday for him to come back with the part.
    This is fustrating and a total and utter waste of time and money.
    When will they ever get it right!!!!
    :confused: :mad:

    You might want to see the post about MQ occupants.

    I'll PM you.
    Praying at the church of MSE should be compulsory!

    There are three types of people in the world, those who can add up and those who can't.
  • As this is a similar thread, I'll merge the 2 so replies can be easily found for future reference.

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  • jpwhittlejpwhittle Forumite
    1.5K posts
    maddyh wrote: »
    Hi Kitch

    I live in a 1930's MQ house that has very little insulation in the loft and no cavity wall insulation, the windows are ancient metal ones that were originally single glazed and have been refitted with double glazing and they aren't very good they are drafty and frequently covered in condensation inside in the winter.

    Previously lived in a 3 bed house elsewhere and now a smaller house and the heating bills have doubled (I know they the prices have also gone up since Winter 2006).

    Rent is higher on this property as it is higher grade, are there any minimum standards in insulation or energy efficiency, especially now it is frequently in the news. I'm sure it won't apply to the MOD but from Oct 08 private landlords must get an energy performance certificate. Or is it possible to get it downgraded to pay less rent?

    Thanks for all your help.

    your not at RAF scampton are you? thats were we are and got that stupid metal double glazing. in fact in the bathroom one of the windows has a gap betwneen the frame and wall. we are moving on friday to a better house due to expecting our baby in 12 weeks and will be happy to have a warmer house. but let them try to charge me for the gap. its obvious its movement and paint wont cover it.

    does anyone know how much the charge is for a broken towel rail? i broke it when in labour and couldnt replace it myself thanks to the amount of paint over it. thanks
    back to comping in 2017, fingers crossed :beer:
  • kitchpookitchpoo Forumite
    1.3K posts
    jpwhittle wrote: »

    does anyone know how much the charge is for a broken towel rail? i broke it when in labour and couldnt replace it myself thanks to the amount of paint over it. thanks

    MHS wont charge DE - its a response maintenance issue. Phone it through and get an MHS ref number ahead of MO. On the Schedule of rates I believe it isnt any more than £40 (mine are in the vehicle outside and around the corner - I'll look next time I am there). DE will levy an 'admin charge' on top of this. This is entirely at the discretion of the Housing Officer.

    If at move out they attempt to charge IPTL25 would be the document to quote - this is where disputes on payments for works at Move Out have been pre-agreed between DE and MHS as to who pays for it. eg - a damaged door - some with fist holes , or even a missing door - is not chargeable to DE. BUT - if a lightbulb is missing it is chargeable to DE/Occupant - Please make sure you have bulbs in place as you dont want to know how much they work out at as a chargeable element. I wont say I agree with the agreements in IPTL25 but it makes life easier when carrying out a mve out without having in depth discussions or arguements between HO and MHS.
    Praying at the church of MSE should be compulsory!

    There are three types of people in the world, those who can add up and those who can't.
  • jpwhittlejpwhittle Forumite
    1.5K posts
    ok thanks will get dh to sort that tomorrow.

    congratulations on the new arrival. sorry i didnt register dates properly when i asked the question.
    back to comping in 2017, fingers crossed :beer:
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