Paul Shears

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 31st July 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 249

Paul Shears

11:17 AM, 15th November 2019
About 4 weeks ago

Golden Handcuffs?

I see no reason why not. They would have a hard day fighting that one in court.
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Paul Shears

21:36 PM, 14th November 2019
About 4 weeks ago

Golden Handcuffs?

This is clearly manipulation by the agent hoping that you will not stand up to them. A bit like the car park fine scammers that we that we so much about.
I'm wondering if a bit of weekend national press input would frighten them off.
It has worked for others.
Frankly you have little choice but to stand up to them unless you evict the tenants.
One of these agents tried a similar scam on me by sending me the terms of the contract ten minutes before meeting me on site.
The agent was clearly very shocked that I had read the contract by the time that she arrived and immediately offered to remove the offending scam clauses from the contract after I told her that the whole situation was absolutely outrageous.
Needless to say, I did not employ the agent but I could so easily have been subject to a similar scam.... Read More

Paul Shears

1:14 AM, 14th November 2019
About 4 weeks ago

Nottingham council to use landlord review website

Reply to the comment left by Michael Barnes at 14/11/2019 - 01:07
I think he is likening the situation to the result of tectonic plates interacting. He is saying that it is just a chance event beyond the control of human beings.... Read More

Paul Shears

23:49 PM, 4th November 2019
About a month ago

Check Out questions in the current climate?

Reply to the comment left by Puzzler at 04/11/2019 - 13:38
A new white steel bath with a 25 year guarantee costs £110 if you spend some time searching on the internet.
Installation is obviously an extra that will vary enormously.
replacing the fittings at the same time may well be a no brainer.
Will the slight damage really affect your rental income or ability to get replacement tenants in the future.
Having said that, a thoroughly cleaned and well presented property enables you to be more selective about the tenants that you accept.... Read More

Paul Shears

10:42 AM, 2nd November 2019
About a month ago

Access to electrical cupboard withheld?

Reply to the comment left by ___ baldelectrician at 02/11/2019 - 10:14
"the protective device at the consumers installation should trip before one near the meter."
You are quite right technically. However it is certainly not unknown that, in practice, a low fuse rating does not actually fail as it is designed to do, and it then passes on a surge of power to a higher fused point.
This is rare but, in practice, it does actually happen. This is yet another reason for the mismanagement company to be brought into line with common sense and their duty of care.... Read More