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  • Buy-to-Let

    Launch of the Essex Landlord Accreditation Scheme

    It has come to the attention of the local authorities in Essex that the private rented sector is growing rapidly. It is also becoming highly competitive, and being accredited especially by a local authority allows the landlord to demonstrate to potential tenants that they are a reputable provider of rented accommodation. On 25 September 2014, the Essex landlord scheme will be launched.

    Read more at: http://essexpropertynetwork.co.uk/news/l...on-scheme/
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    Kind regards,
    Cyril Thomas

    Platinum Crown

    M: +44 (0)7949 440 089 
    T: +44 (0)1206 705 555

    http://www.platinumcrown.co.uk/

    This post is an advert for EPN.
    Cyril Thomas, is Dean Alexander still 'Legal Representative' for EPN? And is Mike Alexander still on EPN's guest speaker list?
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    Andre Machin, the EPN has never had a legal representative. Any solicitor is allowed to show up to the event and anyone is allowed to voluntarily help out. We have had over half a dozen solicitors turn up at our event. Mike has not presented in over a year.
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    Kind regards,
    Cyril Thomas

    Platinum Crown

    M: +44 (0)7949 440 089 
    T: +44 (0)1206 705 555

    http://www.platinumcrown.co.uk/

    Cyril Thomas, thank you for clarifying that.
    Dean Alexander's LinkedIn page is currently showing the following:

    'Committee Member/Legal Representative
    Essex Property Network
    February 2011 – Present (3 years 7 months)Brentwood
    I contribute towards the promotion of the network and answer delegates legal queries.'

    You seem to be confirming that Dean does NOT have your permission to hold himself out as EPNs legal representative. No doubt you will have words with him to rectify the situation. I have just informed his Supervisor at the SRA.

    You say that Mike Alexander has not presented (presumably at EPN) for over a year. My question was is he still on EPN's guest speaker list. I'm sure there's no need for me to go into Mike Alexander's dark history again here, with his string of bust law firms, the substantial sums borrowed from clients and never repaid, his pending prosecution by the SRA in which he must answer to 6 serious allegations ranging from misuse of client funds to withholding information from lenders.

    So will you please clarify if Mike Alexander is still on your guest speaker list and if we will ever see him preaching to an EPN meet again? We wouldn't want unwitting newbies to your group to be become future victims to this unscrupulous pair, would we?
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    Andre Machin, as stated previously, the EPN has never and still doesn't have a legal representative. Any solicitor is welcome to attend our events and contribute. If you have any grievances with Dean or Mike, please take it up with them or their regulatory bodies.

    Our guest speaker list is extensive and Mike has spoken in the past just like three dozen other speakers. If you have any issues with Mike or know of any pending issues, take it up with him or his regulatory body.

    Andre, if your intent here is to help the EPN by sharing specific information with us that might help guide our future decisions, feel free to call me when I return to the UK next Monday on 01206 700 065 or email me.

    The EPN does not have published speakers list, we do have a list of people who have spoken at previous events of ours which Mike will be a part of.

    All the best with your endeavours and feel free to visit the Essex Property Network at any point. It takes place on the second Tuesday of every month other than in August and December.

    P.S. Most attendees of our network contribute to it's promotion and help out if needed, that's what most decent networks expect from their members/attendees. The network is not a regulatory body, it is a place for people to gather and share resources and information.

    P.S. Andre, I'm not sure if I've met you before but I'd like to ensure that you are actually using your real name and that you are transparent with your intentions so please do call or email me so I can verify who you are.
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    Kind regards,
    Cyril Thomas

    Platinum Crown

    M: +44 (0)7949 440 089 
    T: +44 (0)1206 705 555

    http://www.platinumcrown.co.uk/

    Cyril,

    I would like to understand something.

    Are you saying that you are not aware of the serious issues surrounding the professional conduct of the Alexanders?

    Or are you saying that it is of no relevance to you or your event?
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    Vanessa,

    Whether or not I have any understanding of any issues surrounding anyone that has attended our event in the past should not be relevant to this conversation. It is a fact that Mike has spoken at our event and Dean has attended our events and helped out just like many others have and still do. It is also fact that Mike or Dean has not attended our event for quite sometime now and are not booked in for any future speaking slots. As stated clearly, the EPN has no legal representatives and anyone that has any grievances with Mike or Dean should take it up with them or their regulatory bodies directly.

    I'm fully aware of the on-line tactics used by some to draw out lengthy on-line conversations about matters beyond the control of those having the conversation.

    Given that the topic of this thread is the "Launch of the Essex Landlord Accreditation Scheme", I would urge anyone who has any grievances with Mike or Dean to discuss them on a new thread or speak to them directly if possible as I can not help with any direct enquiries because I am not a part of their organisation. I do appreciate the fact that threads become more interesting when controversy is added but let's at least keep things relevant.

    Thank you for your understanding.
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    Kind regards,
    Cyril Thomas

    Platinum Crown

    M: +44 (0)7949 440 089 
    T: +44 (0)1206 705 555

    http://www.platinumcrown.co.uk/

    Thanks Cyril.

    If your event has no formal connection to the Alexanders, then I can't see any controversy.

    Rather than creating controversy, I would call it creating clarity, and I would have thought you would have welcomed that?

    It seems that the Alexanders think they are associated with your event, whereas you do not think they are.

    If it was my event, I would write to them and ask them to remove their perceived connection to my event from their profiles and websites just to keep the record straight.

    Best of luck with your event Cyril - local knowledge and contacts are invaluable for any property investor.
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    Thanks Vanessa. I take your comments on-board and appreciate the feedback.

    It would be good to have you speak at one of our events in the future if it's something you'd be interested in. PM me if you want to take up the offer.

    Best wishes.
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    Kind regards,
    Cyril Thomas

    Platinum Crown

    M: +44 (0)7949 440 089 
    T: +44 (0)1206 705 555

    http://www.platinumcrown.co.uk/

    Hi Cyril,

    Thanks for your kind consideration of my input.

    Yes, I am always happy to consider speaking at events. Smile

    I think you have my email ... vanessawarwick (at) icloud.com , so please do get in touch.
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    Hi Vanessa,

    I just sent you an email. Speak to you soon.
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    Kind regards,
    Cyril Thomas

    Platinum Crown

    M: +44 (0)7949 440 089 
    T: +44 (0)1206 705 555

    http://www.platinumcrown.co.uk/