Paul Shears

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 31st July 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 209

Paul Shears

9:12 AM, 5th February 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Hamilton Fraser purchases TDS from NLA

MyDeposits was a very efficient and slick operation when I first started using them many years ago. Since then it has become a very burdensome bureaucracy. What used to be done with a single quick phone call wherein I gave direction to my "employees", has steadily developed into an expensive overhead that takes hours of work, multiple meetings with tenants at various locations which can drag on for weeks or even beyond the current regulations.
The "takeover" will inevitably make matters worse as the scale of the operation increases and I am forced to deal with yet more powerless process followers who, even if they have some judgement, are powerless to use it.
It's ever the decaying case in every walk of life in first world countries. Very few people actually do anything productive at all.
But increasingly this becomes more serious as when one is confronted with the NHS meat rack for example.... Read More

Paul Shears

20:35 PM, 4th February 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Baffling Council Demands?

Reply to the comment left by Seething Landlord at 04/02/2019 - 17:16
The councils reply is utterly absurd. What they are arguing is that they have the right tio kep records on anyone within their boundary, just in case they break the law or non council authorities think they might have. Outrageous and, I am sure, technically incorrect. This is the complete opposite interpretation of the whole GPDR fiasco correcting philosophy.... Read More

Paul Shears

20:58 PM, 28th January 2019
About 3 weeks ago

No shower - It's a dirty job?

Reply to the comment left by Rob Crawford at 28/01/2019 - 15:32
If you can run your own 10mm cable, buy a 10.8Kw shower from Screfix at around £200, have a spare fuseway of adequate capacity and connect everything up except at the fuse board (Technically speaking thus should be done by an electrician), the whole job can be done for £400 including a drum of cable.
If you are in a hurry, it will take up to three men, electrican, plumber, and a labourer to crawl around in the loft or do the manual stuff and the whole thing could easily cost £1000 if you need to upgrade the fuse board as well. You will also need the good fortune to be able to source such people even at that price!
I installed my own shower over a couple of days for less than £300.
The same shower which had to be installed quickly in a rental property with the worst case scenario above, cost me £1000.... Read More

Paul Shears

20:49 PM, 28th January 2019
About 3 weeks ago

No shower - It's a dirty job?

Reply to the comment left by Graham Bowcock at 28/01/2019 - 11:42
Spot on Graham.
And if that doesn't work, only long term good is likely to come of it from the landlords point of view.
I do not like the sound of ye tenant''s tome as stated. There is no "must" here.... Read More

Paul Shears

11:57 AM, 28th January 2019
About 3 weeks ago

No shower - It's a dirty job?

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 28/01/2019 - 11:24Excellent suggestion to solve what is either a problem tenant or the hot water from the boiler is inadequate.
For reference, I made a mistake in getting an excellent 40KW boiler installed with a basic mixer valve. This is the same functionally as a mixer tap. Big mistake on my part. The cheap mixer valve has to go and be replace with a proper approx £150 mier valve. Boiler are not very good at stabilising water temperature for showers.... Read More