Oct 23,2014
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By: 'Prisca Patty'
Oct 23,2014
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Hi all Landlords........ Having acquired 3x2bed flats from Bellway homes, and having been highly recommended that sweets properties was the cream of lettings in the area ,we wasted no time in surrendering our 3flats under full management with sweets........Goshhhhh the first encounter of endless money excuses was when we realised they actually owed us over £5000.00 in rental payments but then we had to drive over an 1.5hrs on numerous occasions to their offices to demand what was due to us and they only decided to settle the amounts after my husband had threatened to take sweets to small claims court then eventually they paid but if their reason for non payment was guinine then surely they should have just paid 1 lumpsum but no they were paying in lots they even accepted THEIR fault and promised us 1 mnth free management fee as a supposedly goodwill gesture but until now they still haven't honoured their pledge and this alone happened in EARLY JULY!!!!!!!
Then the next set of payments were paid in August after numerous phone calls. During the month of September no monies were paid to us. For October we received rental payments but one of the invoices being paid was for AUGUST meaning there's lots of arrears on the properties. Whether you ring and leave a message for their Manager SUE SAMBROOK she NEVER at any one given day attempt to return the phonecall....sweets have now been served legal notices and guess what they have failed as a company to respond to our lawyers , the tenants were also informed separately that we wanted to take over full management of our properties ourselves and that they the tenants should start paying us direct,now being good tenants as they are took the letters into sweets to verify....We were very shocked to learn that tenants were asked to disregard the notice well written on a proper letterhead and for them to continue paying direct to sweets and that the notice was hoax promising to investigate further on behalf of the tenant....
Now instead of sweets responding to the numerous legal letters they have actually signed for on delivery they went on to send us an AMENDED TERMS OF BUSINESS for us to know about which the Terms have been changed to ONLY protect their interests and mind you these terms were revised in June but we as landlords got to know about these changes in October only after they had received the legal notices...........(am sure all you landlords have been sent their ridiculous Terms of Business) if not i I am willing to share this correspondence with some of you)
As I write now now we still haven't received any communications from Sweets!!!!!!!!!!NOW MY SIMPLE MESSAGE TO SWEETS (Sour properties more like) is to start paying up all that you owe me or else HOPE TO MEET YOU IN COURT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!this is daylight ROBBERY...........RIP OFF BRITAIN(would best suit) don't you reckon"........to be honest I dare you sweets to prove me wrong right here on this public forum and say out if this statement is false or correct!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AWAITING TO HEAR FROM YOUR GOOD SELVES AT SWEETS.
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By: Bug
Dec 03, 2014
I'm in the same boat & going to take them to court!!! Fed up with their deceit, lies & bad business practice!!!

As they are in breach of contract (i.e. not paying for over two months at a time) how much actual notice can I give them before they owe me a hell of a lot more?? Please advise? Thank you.
By: prisca patty
Nov 11, 2014
NanaCarol......

Please don't delay coz that amount will only increase monthly take my advise TAKE THEM SWEETS TO THE CLEANERS!!!!!!!why should they claim monies that do not belong to them. We actually regret on not having done so earlier......Good luck my dear.
By: xxxxxxxxxx
Nov 11, 2014
NanaCarol......

My advise is to take them to the cleaners as they do not intend to payup. We have had to take the matter further and trust me Sour properties will be kissing the £ sad farewell, and our solicitor just scanned us a letter that the director himself Richard Sweet has written, gees just reading the letter bored my socks off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LANDLORDS DO NOT BE FOOLED DO NOT DEAL WITH SWEETS PLEASE!!!!!!!!!
By: Nanacarol
Oct 31, 2014
Lovely to read this as at the moment we have had numerous problems with getting money paid. They did not pay august because of a problem, the tennant paid 3weeks but they paid nothing until 19October and then September has still not been paid. We received like you a letter saying their terms of business have been changed from 7days to a Month !!!!!! And received in October saying changed in June 2014 but the form attached says June2013 ?? We have issued letter having spoken to Property Ombudsman, awaiting a reply!!!

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