Paul Shears

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 31st July 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 542

Paul Shears

23:00 PM, 8th April 2021
About 3 days ago

Smart Meter Installation - thoughts please?

1. The last that I heard, so called "smart" meters were anything but smart.
2. Many people have to have the thing removed.
3. Some of them only work with a particular supplier. Switch supplier and some of them will no longer work.
4. I was interviewed for a management job with a "Smart" meter company who represented the UK end of an Indian manufacturer. He could not give me a single reason to have one installed apart from the fact that the supplier would be able to reduce their work force and the cost of the installation would be picked up entirely by the consumer.
5. As we all know, there was a truly massive amount of recycled tax money donated to private industry to support the government scam to get these things rolled out nation wide.
6. I would not touch this with a barge pole!
7. I actually can think of a real benefit of a proper "smart" meter if it were a good deal smarter and actually worked reliably in the free market. But the the director of the importer that I referred to above, informed me that they had absolutely no intention of adding value to some consumers in this way.... Read More

Paul Shears

11:46 AM, 30th March 2021
About 2 weeks ago

Can tenant insist on 'local' contractor in lockdown?

I have found that tenants like this have an instant attitude adjustment when the front door lock breaks or the heating fails.
I understand that TV rental arrears people used to stick a drawing pin in the external aerial cable. The customer instantly became more compliant and paid up in order to get their TV working! But then the loss of the idiot lantern always carried more weight than food and shelter.... Read More

Paul Shears

15:26 PM, 29th March 2021
About 2 weeks ago

Selective Licensing fines for minor breaches?

Reply to the comment left by psquared at 29/03/2021 - 15:20
Well that's reassuring and agrees with my own perception. Thanks.... Read More

Paul Shears

12:27 PM, 29th March 2021
About 2 weeks ago

Selective Licensing fines for minor breaches?

"not having an Anti-Social Behaviour policy in place or not having PAT tests done"
Does this apply to HMO's that do not need a licence? If so it's the first that I have heard of it.... Read More

Paul Shears

9:58 AM, 25th March 2021
About 2 weeks ago

Gas safety certificate should be a legal requirement for all households?

Reply to the comment left by TheBiggerPicture at 25/03/2021 - 09:55
Spot on! I am quite certain that the failure to appreciate your views will be the end of us.... Read More