Paul Tarry

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Tuesday 20th January 2015

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 29

Paul Tarry

14:53 PM, 17th April 2020, About A year ago

Misleading the public as to what they are using their money for?

I challenged Shelter on their Facebook feed, they ignored most of my comments such as
How many people do you actually house
How many units of accommodation do you provide

They only replied about the cost of the adverts, they said the adverts were free to them as a charity and as part of the TV companies charitable agreement so the only cost was making them... Read More

Paul Tarry

20:42 PM, 7th December 2019, About 2 years ago

38% of battery powered fire alarms failed

Reply to the comment left by Michael Barnes at 03/12/2019 - 16:42
The tenant should not be abler to remove the backup batteries and trip the circuit as they are wired into the lighting circuit specifically to stop this action... Read More

Paul Tarry

17:51 PM, 13th April 2019, About 2 years ago

Excessive charges for HMO damage?

The first problem is the vague description of the damage and style of furniture
Was it the walls just needed painting? did they need several coats due to the damage? was a plasterer required before painting?
was the ceiling damaged? was the gloss damaged?,
If a plasterer was required that's £150.00 a day plus materials, and if plasterboard needed to be disposed of that's £3.00 a small bag at our tip plus the time to take it there
painting single coat 4 walls £250.00, so without full knowledge we are up to between £400 and £600.00 including vat, without additional costs for organising contractors, meeting for quotes, sorting keys, and payments when finished not a lot left out of £800.00 if the gloss or/and ceiling was damaged £800.00 is cheap.
The damaged furniture had to be disposed of (two people to carry down stairs, tipped and replaced and we have £700.00 inc all fees and time, such as "delivery will be between 8 and 12.30, or 1 and 6 who's waiting in for that delivery?
Maybe sit down with your son and go through what the costs really were/are and what his actions resulted in for everyone else
Or of course he/you could have sorted it out before leaving !
Give us more information and my lack of sympathy may reduce... Read More

Paul Tarry

21:06 PM, 20th August 2018, About 3 years ago

Hilarious Landlord Maintenance Comedy Sketch


As a maintenance contractor I wish sometimes I could take that approach

One of the common questions I get asked is "are you the landlord" when I say no some then say, are you sure?

Its so tempting.............. Read More

Paul Tarry

18:49 PM, 15th April 2018, About 3 years ago

Multiple Gas Safety inspection costs?

The OP stated his engineer can do 8 in a day hence £600

The engineer could do 8 inspections in a day, he could not complete 8 services and inspections in a day

I was at a property on Thursday preparing it for re-let, the gas engineer sorted a leak which took 1.5 hours and then an hour to get the air out of the system and make sure it was running fine

Whilst there he then serviced the boiler, emptied the magnetic filter and cleaned it, and completed the gas safety check, this took 2.5 hours at a cost of £65.00 plus the leak repair cost

Having been present during several gas safety inspections and services 2.5 hours would be normal... Read More