Paul Tarry

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Tuesday 20th January 2015

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 27

Paul Tarry

17:51 PM, 13th April 2019
About 4 months 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 A year 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 A year 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

Paul Tarry

18:02 PM, 16th March 2018
About A year ago

Pay off or file injunction on neighbour harassing tenants?

Dont pay them they will keep coming back for more

Report/liase with the council who have specialy trained people to sort this sort of problem out, having had problems with our neighbours and feeling the council would not do anything it is a case of building a history and file with them

Speak to the local PCSO's and Police, they will have a file and will add to it and get involved

Speak to the water supplier about having a tamperproof supply, they can fit a locking cover or box over it, also you have a right to supply of water as you have a contract with them, they should be sorting the neighbour out and stopping them shutting off the water

If no joy fill the stop tap access with expanding foam (joke)... Read More

Paul Tarry

21:26 PM, 7th March 2018
About A year ago

Is electric heating a better option to gas central heating?

I installed an electric central heatin system (electrician di the electrics) in a house where there is no gas in the area, it works exactly as gas central heating but uses a column, for quick heating all the elements heat up as it attains the required heat the elements close down one by one until the required heat is maintained, the supply company advertise via ebay (good customer connections) it came fully assembled ready with full electronics

Like this one

Brilliant bit of kit and no I have no connection with this company and no I dont want to install any... Read More