Paul Shears

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 31st July 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 584

Paul Shears

22:33 PM, 28th July 2021, About A day ago

Should I proceed with offering a tenancy agreement?

So we can agree then, that they are living below the radar, for live they do.
So given that they are still taking up inadequate space resources by various means, what effect must this be having on the available accommodation, legal or otherwise, directly or otherwise?
By the way, I do not put all the blame on the immigrants.
The UK allowed this to happen and compounded the problem.
So what does the future hold?
More "Rent - a coffins"?
Float people out on pontoons to live on?
That psychopath that manages to combine complete idiocy with influential genius, Elon Musk, running bus trips to Mars?
Martian Rent – a - coffins perhaps?... Read More

Paul Shears

17:08 PM, 28th July 2021, About A day ago

Tenant's improvements concerns?

Reply to the comment left by colette at 28/07/2021 - 16:48
If your tenant ever wants to move to central Hampshire, let me know! 🙂
You are absolutely quite right. There are good tenants out there. We need to look after them. A win - win relationship.... Read More

Paul Shears

15:03 PM, 28th July 2021, About A day ago

Tenant's improvements concerns?

Reply to the comment left by Jo Westlake at 28/07/2021 - 14:19
I think we could be related! I could not agree more. These things are always a risk but the best mitigation is your own judgement.
Tenants of this calibre are very rare and need to be particularly valued and worked with.... Read More

Paul Shears

22:11 PM, 27th July 2021, About 2 days ago

Tenant's improvements concerns?

Just a few thoughts:
1. This guy is clearly a home maker who intends to stay.
2. The only question is does he have the skills?
3. I find this well worthy of further investigation.
4. This chap sounds like a responsible adult.
5. I think that you should sound him out and perhaps point out that if he leaves, any changes may have to be reversed at your discretion. Perhaps explain that as long as whatever he does will, in your judgement, appeal to the general rental market, then you will support his wishes. Obviously there is a risk of alienating what could be an excellent tenant here. I've had several tenants who wanted to plant stuff in the garden. I always agreed to this. Sometimes it was awful but it took me only hours to rectify the situation. Sometimes it turned into the best garden on the road. When it comes to hanging pictures, I always insist that I do this for them myself. Now this chap may, or may not, know about finding studs etc if that is relevant, but I bet he could learn in five minutes if you taught him. In all likelihood a pensioner ex home owner will know as much as they are ever likely to need to know.
Hardwood flooring sounds like an attractive deal to me and just how bad can it be?
A pensioner is not going to be doing things in a rush.
If it were me, I might offer to provide the assistance of a known tradesman or myself in order to mitigate the risk. This could be a win-win situation.
This pensioner may well find D.I.Y. therapeutic and have acquired many skills in his life.
Get to know him.... Read More

Paul Shears

22:42 PM, 26th July 2021, About 3 days ago

300% Council tax premium on empty property?

Reply to the comment left by Simon M at 26/07/2021 - 12:06
2. She'd be entitled to 25% reduction (of the whole amount?) on the grounds there aren't 2 adults living there.
Well not in my area! You pay full council tax on the property from the day it is empty.... Read More