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Steve Sykes
Property Manager and BT2 portfolio
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About Me

In this game for over 35 years, ex Commercial Bank lender, ex Mortgage Packager

my expertise in the industry

Owned B2Ls for over 35 years, Underwrote Commercial Property mortgages with major bank for over 14 years. Then Mortgage Packager for all Major BS until last CC in 2007/2008.
Helped run two LAs for several years.
Now manage my own properties and others.
Don't like Rip off Letting Agents,

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From: Steve Sykes 20 May 2020 11:34 AM

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SF is a complete nutter and knows absolutely didly sqwat plus he is a complete prat. Very easy rules for tenant to understand and Nobody will do anything different when they rent one of my properties: Sign TA after they have passed referencing and paid their Deposit and First months Rent in Advance in Cash, if they are foreign students they pay the whole term of the agreement in cash upfront. They get a receipt an Inventory, a Right to Rent. An explanation on Damp and mould and legionnaires decease. Copy of TA. Gas Cert Elect report EPC. Protection of deposit certificate follows. They are told to respect the property and their neighbours and that I will be inspecting my property every 2 or 3 months and they don’t have to be in. They are told never to miss my rent on set due date and that they get from me immediate response to any issues 24/7. They are also told that if they miss a rent due date they have to leave and vacate My property, they sign to this effect. No sign no property. Been working like this for past 35 odd years, it’s simple and it works. Had 2 poss 3 evictions in that time. Now with coronavirus the situation is if they are effected by the virus and back it up with proof the will have rent Deferred, reviewed monthly. No holiday no free rental, again simple rules. All tenants even those furloughed are paying rent, one chap having to take universal credit pays his rent in full. They know up front the rules. If your simple like SF or MW these simple rules will not work for either of you. No Freebys.

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Peoples, and I mean good hard working hard earning peoples who have purchased their properties either with the help of banks or lenders or paid cash, using their own hard earned money. Us peoples who employe Gas Safe person, Elec qualified persons, Inventory qualified persons, cleaning persons who clean, use shops that provide our quality beds for our tenants to sleep in, maybe first rate firms who supply are White goods. Then our time on being on call 24/7 365 days of the year, no days off, even can be spoken to on a christmas day a bank holiday our holidays abroad us humans not a machine that takes a message because its a Saturday afternoon or a sunday but us persons always available for our tenants, the ones who always pay their rent on time, will always be available to let our maintenance man in to carry out a repair the rent paying on time tenant requested. The tenant who looks after Our property you know, us the persons who have worked hard to provide homes for other persons to live in either on their own or with a partner or with their family. We don't live on Fines, Council Tax, Licence Fees and provide substandard housing, the type that if there is a fire dozens die. We apply our own rules and yet also we have to work with the stupid silly trust not tricks rules the council impose on us professional yet don't abide by them themselves. Might mean we peoples who have worked hard who take a pride in our hard earned properties who carry out our own Inspections every 2 or 3 months who listen to our tenants, start selling up and moving into Commercial properties where you will be dealing with like wise peoples who work hard to get what they want. Let the Council, Shelter, Charities etc start providing Homes for the people who need and want to rent because we run our rental properties like a business a business which has to make a profit in order to continue putting roof over tenants heads, those mentioned have to start learning again like they did in the 50s and 60 and 70s otherwise the homeless will increase. Like Brexit, we need to get out and get out now, No deal as we have already paid over £40 billion over the past 39 years. Start again.

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