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Hi Joe,The forum is incredibly and increasingly busy, and for that reason it is attracting many new sponsors. This is vital to the future of the site, because the costs of running it, the amount of server space needed etc., are increasing significantly. It has always been our mission to keep Property Tribes as a free to use community resource, and with that comes the necessity to ensure that it can pay its way. Nick and I have subsidised it for the past six years out of our own money and now the time has come for it to pay for itself if it is to be a sustainable platform.The post about a cheap accountancy firm was removed for two reasons:1. Two members reported it as spam.2. The new member who posted circumvented our probation protocols with a hyperlink and gave detailed insights into the charges. On that basis, it looked like a stealth advert. I hope that answers your enquiries?
Vanessa Warwick Landlord and Co-Founder of PropertyTribes.com **If you have got value from Property Tribes, find out how you can support it in remaining a free to use community resource**
Many thanks for explanation. I can see that it did look like an ad. However my concern was that services/ goods which may rival sponsors are censored.
As we have a zero tolerance of advertising or promotion - unless a recommendation is specifically asked for and responded to by a member who has passed probation - that cannot be an issue.For instance, Adam Hosker is a mortgage broker posting here, answering questions, and providing contact details and his posts are not censored, even though we have our own mortgage brokerage.It is very clear & transparent how this site is monetised, and our terms and conditions of use are also very clear. People who do not adhere to them, or circumvent probation protocols, will have their posts moderated and/or deleted.This site is supported by advertising and those who wish to use it for marketing will have to pay to do that. Those that don't are breaking the terms and conditions of use, which is not the same as censoring people who might be a rival to our existing paid-up sponsors and commercial partners.Hope that lays your concerns to rest?
We sell about 20 mattress's a day to BTL, SA and HMO investor landlords and our Semi Orthopaedic Mattress has always been extremely popular and held in high regard.
The cost £120.00 plus vat and their is a delivery charge of £99.00 on orders under £2000.00. However if you needing a full furniture pack for your HMO investments we can do a package deal for you!
Please feel free to give me a call on 01565 723 727
James Quinn (Fusion Furniture Solutions)
Don't you mean £9!!!???
I can order a decent mattress from a charity and they deliver for free!!!
You need to substantially reduce your excessive delivery charges.
I use Beddybuyz.I've been dying to say that for years - such a cheesy name.They are a small South London family business, their furniture is of reasonable quality (cheap stuff just isn't worth buying, tenants tend to wreck expensive stuff, so middle quality is the WTG), they arrive with a mattress the same day that we phone, deliver & take away the old one. Prices are £100+ for a single & £200+ for double & quality is around what you'd get in a Premier Inn hotel.
I now replace beds and mattresses together (divans) that are 'Yorke/York' with nice thick mattresses that have lasted very well. I join the divan bases together (doubles come in two halves) with a stainless door plate (£2) on each side so that the base can't be separated easily, which makes the mattress last a lot longer. 5+ years in student houses isn't bad imho. A double inc. mattress is c. £300 with no storage underneath.
I buy good quality memory foam mattresses and my tenants love them so much that two of them purchased them from me when they left! It really is not acceptable to expect anyone to sleep on a stained horrible mattress, I normally replace mine every year at a cost of £100 from a local firm, never had any complaints