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  • HMO & Multi-Lets

    Mattress minefield - type for HMO?

    ive been looking at mattresses and what a minefield it is.

    personally - my partner doesnt like our full memory foam mattress she says its too hot.

    obviously i want to keep the mattresses on the cheaper end, but i dont want tenants complaining straight away or having to replace them quickly.

    my hmo is for working professionals.

    ive found a good price on a 7" mattress coil sprung with a memory foam top. Ive ordered just one so i can see what the quality is like.

    does anybody have any recommendations or links to mattresses they buy.

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    Hi Jason,

    I think a decent mattress is a good investment.  If tenants do not get a comfortable night's sleep, they will just ask you to replace it anyway.

    Our furniture partner, Fusion Furniture Solutions, have a variety of mattresses at different price points.  They would be happy to advise you on the best one for your HMO.

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    hi Vanessa,

    Is it my imagination, or is this forum becoming a more and more a vehicle for sponsors?  i realise income is needed from ads but a balance needs to be struck, i.e. impartial advice must take precedent surely over sponsors dominance IMO.  

    it would be great if you could please explain why a post was removed yesterday about a supposedly cheap accountancy firm?

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    Joe,

    Advertising is a necessary evil and Vanessa makes plain her connection and financial benefit.

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    adverts are needed as i did say in my first reply.  at least ads are transparent.  however sponsorship can be more subliminal and  potentially be bought endorsement, which can potentially be misleading.

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    Joe, There is nothing subliminal or misleading, I can assure you.  This site is the most transparent forum there is on the web.  You will see "transparency notices" wherever there is some form of commercial relationship.

    It's serves us no purpose to "hide" commercial relationships.  If there is no transparency notice, there is no commercial relationship.

    Furthermore, we undertake intense due diligence on any sponsor before taking them on.  We have turned away many companies who approached us for advertising/sponsorship, because we were not happy with the DD results or we knew they were not reputable.

    We do our upmost to ensure this site is trusted.  We would not do anything to jeopodise that, I can assure you, because that is the USP of this site, and trust cannot be bought.

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    hi vanessa,

    thanks for those assurances.  i hope my comment didnt offend.  it wasnt aimed at property tribes in particular; it was a general statement about my mistrust/ mislike of sponsorship arrangements.  

    what happens for instance if a seemingly good sponsor turns bad and much needed revenue should be lost...its a dilemma surely?

    i have evidence IMO of a competitor site giving a sponsor excessive 'leniency' because of commercial pressures.  i wouldnt want your site to go the same way.

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    Thanks for your concerns and I do understand Joe.

    For the record, we can't be held responsible for any commercial inter-actions as a result of people using this site as stated in our Terms and Conditions. 



    However, if we had evidence that a sponsor who had turned bad, we would remove them, as we aim to maintain the integrity of this site for the long term and a few hundred pounds a month in sponsorship is not worth compromising that.

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    thanks vanessa.  thats a much better response than the one i got from your competitor site.

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    What response did you get out of interest?  I take it this was private and not in the public domain?.  If in the public domain, perhaps you could share a link to it?

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    hi vanessa,

    if you give me your email i will happily forward it.  it was about someone who i think is also a PT sponsor.

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